Osawatomie, Kansas: John Brown Cabin in a Building

When he was in Kansas, the 19th century militant abolitionist lived here and shot at people outside. The old cabin is preserved from the elements inside of another, more recent, building.

John Brown State Park

1000 Main St., Osawatomie, KS
John Brown State Park. Park entrance is at the corner of Main and 10th Sts.
W-Sa 11 am - 5 pm, Su 1-5 pm. (Call to verify)
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John Brown cabin. John Brown Cabin in a Building

Inside a substantial native rock building is the cabin of John Brown. The avowed militant abolitionist took shelter here while he was in Kansas. The John Brown State park maintains the Adair cabin belonging to Brown's half-sister and her husband in its original condition, and offers the visitor an encapsulated history of the turbulent times when pro-slavery and those opposed to slavery were in armed conflict in Kansas and Missouri. The building was constructed in 1928, when the original cabin was moved from its original site to the new park.

Brown was executed for treason in 1859 for trying to lead a slave revolt at Harper's Ferry, Virginia.

[Philpasquini.com, 06/26/2010]

There's a John Brown statue here as well. The "Battle of Osawatomie" was fought on this site in August 1856, when John Brown and his band battled pro-slavery supporters. Ah, Bloody Kansas.

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