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John Brown Museum State Historic Site

John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, KS
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My husband has been very interested in finding out more about John Brown's history. There was alot... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Linda T

The John Brown Historical Site in Osawatomie is one of dozens of sites in Kansas telling the story... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Lawrence, Kansas
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Reverend Samuel Adair and his wife, Florella, came settled near Osawatomie, an abolitionist community and center of conflict during "Bleeding Kansas." The Adair cabin was a station on the Underground Railroad and Florella's half brother, John Brown, used this cabin as his headquarters. Learn more about the family and the border war when you visit the John Brown Museum. Operated in partnership with the City of Osawatomie. Nominated for 8 Wonders of Kansas People.
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John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, KS
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

My husband has been very interested in finding out more about John Brown's history. There was alot of information available and the curator was very helpful in recommending additional reading material. We enjoyed our visit there.

Thank Linda T
Reviewed 26 April 2017

The John Brown Historical Site in Osawatomie is one of dozens of sites in Kansas telling the story of John Brown and those who fought with him. It is an interesting part of U.S. and Kansas history.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The John Brown Historical sit is a great place to visit. I went when they had the John Brown's cabin out in the park area. That has since changed.

Thank karenlU4183TV
Reviewed 2 January 2016

We were disappointed that the signs that were available were so faded you couldn't read them, and that there seemed to be other areas of significance that didn't even had a sign. Had to drive around and read from our tablet about John Brown and...More

Thank roadwisetraveldog
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We traveled to Osawatomie to see the John Brown Museum (also called the Adair Cabin) and it was closed. We had checked the web site before we left and we arrived during its scheduled hours and it was locked up. The Kansas State Historical Society...More

Thank PhilR9
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We were in Kansas visiting family and were driving around and saw this historic marker for John Brown, it was close to 5pm and the doors were closed- a man approached us and asked if we would like to go inside- turns out he was...More

Thank 50by50
Reviewed 2 October 2014

The Adair Cabin is filled with lots of information about the Adairs, the Browns and life just prior to the Civil War. The Battle of Osawatomie was interesting to reading about while walking the grounds. I am glad I took the time to explore this...More

Thank Chouette222
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Adair cabin was really neat and very informative! There is way more to do in this town, so it is worth the time to go see. Not only will you learn quite a bit about John Brown, but also all about the town. Be...More

Thank Herman02
Reviewed 25 June 2012

This is an interesting stop for history lovers. You will see the Adair cabin, where John Brown stayed. The exhibits on hand tell you about the life of John Brown and the raids he made. The even have one of his hats. Also, the town...More

Thank tiger711
Reviewed 22 May 2012

Who knew that one building and one guide could reveal so much about a crucial time and a controversial figure from 150 years ago! The guide was SO well versed in the period, in the historical and political contexts, and in the affects John Brown...More

Thank Charmaine C
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