Old Abilene Town – Abilene, Kansas
The Historic Abilene, Inc board welcomes you to Old Abilene Town. Whether you want to learn more about the wild and woolly west at the end of the Chisholm Trail in Abilene in the 1860’s or check out what’s going on and visit our site – we are here to help you out.
Historic Abilene, Inc is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to create and operate historic Old Abilene Town. We are constantly working on the grounds and adding new and improved programs, historical items and anything of interest from the time period during the Chisholm Trail.
Our grounds include the Old Abilene Town Main Street – which is home to the Alamo Saloon, Merchants Hotel, W.R. Wilson General Store, Viola Clock Shop and many other buildings.
Every weekend from May-Labor Day our grounds are active with gun-fighting reenactments by the Old Abilene Town Gunfighters. Beginning in May we have Can Can dancers performing on the weekends at the Alamo Saloon.
Our gunfighters and can can dancers will perform on Saturdays at 12/1:30/3:30 and on Sundays at 1:30/3:30. Holidays, such as Memorial Day weekend, Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend offer additional performances as well. Updated schedules and information will be posted on our website.
Our neighbor to the north, the Abilene Smoky Valley Railroad, has weekend excursion train rides. Visit their website at www.asvrr.org to view their schedule and purchase tickets.