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Address: John Brown Memorial Park, Osawatomie, KS
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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
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Osawatomie, Kansas
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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.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 1 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.

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Peoria, Arizona
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Reviewed 10 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 

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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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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 

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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.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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 

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Thank Herman02
Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed 24 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 

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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 

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