Nebraska City, Nebraska: John Brown's Cave and Secret Tunnels (In Transition)

Subterranean stash-holes where abolitionist John Brown hid enslaved people escaping to Canada. Closed by flooding May 2019; unlikely to reopen until 2021, maybe.

Mayhew Cabin and Historical Village

Address:
2012 4th Corso, Nebraska City, NE
Directions:
Mayhew Cabin and Historical Village. Southwest edge of the city, on the north side of 4th Corso just west of S. 19th St.
Hours:
Temporarily closed. (Call to verify)
Phone:
402-873-3115
Admission:
Adults $3.00
Status:
In Transition
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John Brown's Cave and Secret Tunnels

Visitors can explore a turn-of-the-century village as well as the underground tunnel and caves beneath the cabin where John Brown had slaves hide en-route to Canada. The Mayhew Cabin and Historical Village (previously dubbed John Brown's Cave) is the only "National Park Service Underground Railroad Network to Freedom" site in Nebraska.

[Micah Laaker, 02/03/2007]

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