About Humboldt

Paul Peter Finney, Dipl. Ac., Kansas City / Prairie Village & Humboldt, Kansas
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Tucked away in the quiet countryside of Southeast Kansas sits the serene little town of Humboldt. Founded in 1857 and named after botanist and explorer Alexander Von Humboldt, this intimate, uncomplicated place hearkens back to a simpler, more tranquil period in America’s history. Like stepping into a Norman Rockwell painting, Humboldt is the perfect place to escape from the daily hassles of urban chaos and modern life.

Surrounding Humboldt’s historic town square are unique antique and craft stores, restaurants, one of Kansas’ largest Christian bookstores, and other friendly hometown businesses. The square also provides fertile ground for some of the state’s oldest and most glorified trees, as well as a monument to the city’s place in the Civil War saga.

Birthplace of baseball greats Walter Johnson and George Sweatt, Humboldt offers a number of historic and easygoing attractions. While visiting Humboldt, enjoy the Humboldt Historical Society’s museums, Walter Johnson field and Sweatt Park, the Johnson-Sweatt Classic baseball tournament, and scenic views of the Neosho River. Humboldt also features a golf course, and a couple of other courses lie within a ten-minute drive from town.

Also be sure to visit Neosho Valley Woodworks, a furniture mill located in one of the oldest buildings in Humboldt. Owner Pat Haire uses only antique belt-driven woodworking machines to craft his magnificent furniture. Ask Pat to share his stories with you about the restoration of his machinery and building.

Visit in June to attend Humboldt Historic Days, a reenactment of the burning of Humboldt by Confederates during the Civil War. Or come the first Sunday in October to attend Humboldt’s Biblesta festival.