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John Brown Museum, Osawatomie

#39 of 58 in Historic Sites in Kansas
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
A small John Brown Museum and a John Brown Wax Museum have operated in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

The John Brown Museum, also known as the John Brown Museum State Historic Site and John Brown Cabin, is located in Osawatomie, Kansas. The site is operated by the Kansas Historical Society, and includes the log cabin of Reverend Samuel Adair and his wife, Florella, who was the half-sister of the abolitionist John Brown. Brown lived in the cabin during the twenty months he spent in Kansas and conducted many of his abolitionist activities from there. The museum's displays tell the story of John Brown, the Adairs and local abolitionists, and include the original cabin, Adair family furnishings and belongings, and Civil War artifacts. Note that the entire cabin is within the museum.

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  • The cabin itself was so interesting! The history behind the abolitionist John Brown is fairly well documented in this place. We enjoyed it a great deal. The curator was very friendly and shared...  more »
  • John Brown was a stand out in history, It’s amazing the man from this little town Rose to be such a point in history. This is a great little museum to visit  more »
  • It is a really nice little museum. Very informative about John Brown's story. Nice little park on the grounds for kids to play. Markers through out the park explaining the battle.
  • Beautiful park. The,building wasn't opened when we got there. We peeked in Windows and to our surprise there is a log house invaded inside.
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