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Mayhew Cabin with John Brown's Cave

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What a great place to find out a little bit about how the Underground Railroad got people to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ken H
Emporia, Kansas
LOT of potential in the tiny bit of history

This place is a nice little bit of history about the Underground Railroad. I've been here before... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Omaha, Nebraska
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2012 4th Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410-2604
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to find out a little bit about how the Underground Railroad got people to freedom and how Nebraska City played a role in that.

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is a nice little bit of history about the Underground Railroad. I've been here before. Liked the tour & grounds. Have great memories of that. Was in Nebraska City for the day & decided to take a spin by here. It was closed...More

Thank TerryBonJovi
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We travelled with 3 kids over the weekend of the Juneteenth celebration. This is a great stop for a short history lesson. The staff was extremely helpful and even passed out flashlights for the kids to visit the 'cave.' This was a great stop.

Thank Bestadidas_Traveller
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I found this to be extremely interesting. The lady "hosting" was very knowledgeable regarding not only its history but the layout and artifacts. I am SO glad to have taken the time to explore here!

1  Thank artsmomColumbus
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We were making a day trip across Southeast Nebraska and decided to stop here. It was a cheap and local history. I understand the buildings and grounds are all ran on donations mainly but the grounds need some upkeep and the buildings. It would be...More

2  Thank ben r
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The history of this place is very interesting and the village portion fun too when they are doing the reenactment stuff. Otherwise, it's a cabin and a cave with history.

1  Thank jonathanstelling
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

How cool! There is a nice little museum and you can actually go in and explore the cabin and cave. Great history of slavery in Nebraska. Must do!

1  Thank tiffanybrasch
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Mayhew cabin was built in 1855, in Nebraska City and is the only Underground Railroad site in Nebraska officially recognized by the National Park Service. The staff is friendly and well informed and the museum (though small) offers some informative and interesting exhibits. All ages...More

1  Thank Erin F
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We came to tour the cabin and cave and read the history and it's only open Thur. thru Sunday noon to 5pm. Disappointing, but we'll come back another time since we're both very interested in the history!

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Closed for winter; but, can see it from Hwy 2 in NE City. History of most recognized site in Nebraska on the National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Visitors can tour the cabin, cave, and Exhibits. Open late April through October.

Thank LaNette H
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24 May 2018|
Response from mayhewcabin | Property representative |
We are open from Noon to 5 p.m. each day this weekend including Memorial Day.