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Take the time to experience a crucial part of the history of our country, slavery and the people that made this nation the more perfect union that it is today.

Until it was opened to the public in 1938, the Mayhew Cabin was nearly always used as a home. It has a well documented history as a stop on the Underground Railroad. Today, visitors feel they are walking into the cabin 150 years ago.
Slavery was an explosive issue when Nebraska Territory was created. The Mayhews were a part of that era and left an indelible imprint on the history of that time. Experience what enslaved people and
their staunch supporters endured before and during the Civil War.

Walk through the Mayhew Cabin and travel down the underground cave to better understand what the remarkable flight from slavery entailed.

The Mayhew Cabin/John Brown’s Cave site is OPEN for the season. Our regular business hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m.

NOTE: We will be open early for AppleJack weekend (Sept. 22 & 23). Please check the Events Page for more information

Walking tunnel Update
Currently, we are fundraising to complete the renovations of the walking tunnel. If you would like to donate toward the project, please send a check to our address (2012 4th Corso, Nebraska City, NE).

›› Nebraska's UGRR Trail brochure-explore
    Nebraska's UGRR history on this short driving tour.
›› Visit the Experience Gallery.
›› Join us during events  like the annual Juneteenth
    Celebration...click here to view the calendar!
›› Mayhew Cabin hosts hundreds of school students every year on field trips. Click on the events page to find the tour information.

The walking tunnel is still closed at this time. The cabin, cave, and historic village are open to the public.


Where we are...
Map? Click here!  
Just minutes off I-29 and less than an hour from Lincoln,  Omaha and
St. Joseph are close to home.

OPEN April 26 to October 28, 2018
Thursdays through Sundays, 12-5 p.m.
Including Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day holidays
The Mayhew Cabin & Historic Village with John Brown Cave's is open seasonally May through October. Join us Thursday through  Sunday from Noon- 5 pm. Additional times are available by appointment. Admission: Adults $3 & Children $1.

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