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John Brown Museum - Plan your visit

Reverend Samuel Adair and his wife, Florella, came  settled near Osawatomie, an abolitionist community and center of conflict during "Bleeding Kansas." The Adair cabin was a station on the Underground Railroad and Florella's half brother, John Brown, used this cabin as his headquarters. Learn more about the family and the border war when you visit the John Brown Museum. Operated in partnership with the City of Osawatomie. Nominated for 8 Wonders of Kansas People.


  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday
  • Closed holidays


  • Suggested contribution: $3 adults, $1 students; Kansas Historical Foundation members and children five and younger admitted free
  • Portions ADA accessible. Please notify us prior to your visit if you or a member of your party requires accommodation for special needs or disabilities.

Admission for tour groups

  • Group tours by appointment

Museum Store

  • Find gifts and souvenirs related to the site at the Museum Store.


History of John Brown Museum

Local travel links

Miami County Tourism

Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area

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