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“worth the stop if you have time”

Mayhew Cabin with John Brown's Cave
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

my 10 years old son and I went on a day trip to NE city and stopped at most of the attractions. We did enjoy this stop with the cave that went under the cabin and the museum. It didn't take very long to go through the entire place but had a minimal fee so still worth it.

1  Thank Jill S
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

The museum attached to the Mayhew Cabin site has some interesting information and an informative film. The history of the cabin is a little sketchy, it may or may not have been used as an UGRR site and John Brown was never really there. The guide was pleasant and helpful, the site was a little disappointing. If you are in Nebraska City it is an inexpensive stop.

2  Thank julie B
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

Our family enjoyed this stop very much and learned a lot of things we did not know. The displays are full of great information for those who like the detail, but there are also scale models and interactive items inside for those looking for the overall view, but maybe not every detail. I recommed seeing the movie first as it sets the stage with some facts. Make sure to visit the cabin and see the area underneath and the tunnel that was used by the slaves looking for freedom. The tunnel is partially lit and in good shape, so most folks could go through it. The staff was fantastic with providing additional details and some perspective to the exhibits. My kids (11 and 14) liked it very much. Overall a great stop!

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

This is a self guided tour and has some interesting facts, If you want to do something that is inexpensive and kill some time.

1  Thank Heather K
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The hours are seasonal from May to October but you may also make an appointment for off-season tours of this small, yet informative, museum and the actual Mayhew Cabin that served to shield the man-made cavern that helped many on their run to freedom during the push for abolition. The cabin was moved and the cave is a reproduction, but as you venture down the dark corridor underground you have still feel the anxiety that the escaped slaves would surely experienced. Don't miss this gem in the historical hotbed of Nebraska City!

2  Thank Jim B
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