HISTORY AT NEBRASKA'S FIRST NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED UNDERGROUND
RAILROAD HISTORIC SITE...
Take the time to experience a crucial
part of the history of our country, slavery and the people
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.
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.
the Mayhew Cabin
and travel down the underground cave to better understand what
the remarkable flight from slavery entailed.
The Mayhew Cabin/John Browns Cave site is Open for the
season. Our regular business hours are Thursday through Sunday,
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Remember, the cabin, cave, museum, and small
historic village are OPEN.
Walking tunnel Update
Currently, we are fundraising to complete the renovations of the
walking tunnel. Right now we have a total of $153,950 pledged and/or
received from the Wirth Family Foundation, Kimmel Foundation, Nelson
Foundation, and Kropp Foundation. We still need to raise
$288,050 to complete the project. Yes, this project will cost in the
hundreds of thousands of dollars range. If you would like to donate
toward the project, please send a check to our address (2012 4th
Corso, Nebraska City, NE) and note that it is for the "Walking
tunnel project." Thank you for your support.
SHORTCUTS TO KNOWING MORE
Nebraska's UGRR Trail brochure-explore
history on this short driving tour.
Join us during
events like the annual
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
The walking tunnel is still closed at this time.
The cabin, cave, and historic village are open to the