10th and Main streets, Osawatomie KS 66064
Radical abolitionist John Brown occasionally stayed in this cabin (relocated to this site and enclosed in a stone building). It was the home of his half-sister and her family (the Adairs). Exhibits here outline Brown's anti-slavery activities in the area, including the famous Pottawatomie Creek massacre in May 1856.
The cabin is on the site of the Aug 20, 1856, Battle of Osawatomie that pitted Brown and his small contingent against a much larger pro-slavery group. Brown fought here briefly then retreated. Follow the battle with a series of interpretive markers in the park. Brown's sometimes-brutal anti-slavery activities in the area and this battle led to his nickname “Osawatomie Brown.”
Open 10 am-5 pm Tuesday-Saturday.
Baxter Springs Heritage Center, Baxter Springs • Black Jack Battlefield, Wellsville • Constitution Hall, Lecompton • John Brown Museum, Osawatomie • Kansas Museum of History, Topeka • Mine Creek Battlefield, Pleasanton • Watkins Museum, Lawrence