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Address: John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, KS
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2014
Phoenix, Arizona
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Lawrence, Kansas
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1,015 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Osawatomie, Kansas
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7 reviews
Reviewed 9 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.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 what happened in the area.

Thank roadwisetraveldog
Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 website lists Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5 (same listed on TripAdvisor) and we arrived on a Friday about... More 

Thank PhilR9
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 the curator! What an interesting story and gem to be able to step back in... More 

Thank 50by50
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

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 park.

Thank Chouette222
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
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 sure and ask for the car tour map. They were available at the town museum... More 

Thank Herman02
Kansas City, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 is on the site of the battle of Osawatomie, a scuffle between Missouri and Anti-Slavery... More 

Thank tiger711
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 and others had on the unfolding drama that would become the Civil War. A wondefully... More 

Thank Charmaine C

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