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Mayhew Cabin with John Brown's Cave

2012 4th Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410-2604
+1 402-873-3115
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It's a cabin - - and a cave

The history of this place is very interesting and the village portion fun too when they are doing... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Nebraska City, Nebraska
Must do if you are in the area

How cool! There is a nice little museum and you can actually go in and explore the cabin and cave... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Omaha, Nebraska
via mobile
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2012 4th Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410-2604
+1 402-873-3115
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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.

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!

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

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
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have been coming to Nebraska City since I was born. I have driven by this attraction/home for years. We wanted to experience something different this trip between our apple buying. We chose the Mayhew Cabin...and we are glad. We brought our 4, 7 and...More

3  Thank Nat C
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Growing up, this was one of the most fascinating stories I heard. And descriptions of the attraction in the good old days was amazing. But this is not the attraction it once was. Dirty, poorly lit, poor exhibits, and really needs to be closed.

Thank Spot7878
Reviewed 12 July 2016

There was a good deal of interesting information on slavery and how things went on in the west. Old buildings, mostly in need of work.

Thank dqdick
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We took our 10 year old grand daughter who was visiting us from Louisiana for the tour. We found the tour interesting and we can literally walk here from our home. An important piece of NE history and we felt, important to educate our GD...More

Thank wendy S
Reviewed 12 November 2015

They have a lovely gift shop and museum here. It was fun for my son (he's 9) to go underneath the cabin in the storm cellar doors and run through the underground tunnel built for the runaway slaves. This is an interesting historical attraction in...More

1  Thank Elizabeth M
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