The Kagi family believed in abolition which lead them to dig a cellar under the cabin and a tunnel that led from the cellar to a ravine just west of the cabin. John Kagi was well affiliated with John Brown, a staunch abolitionist who led the raid on Harper's Ferry. Because of the friendship between Brown and Kagi, and the use of the cellar and cave to hide and move slaves on the underground railroad, the cabin is now known as John Brown's Cave.
Admission: $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Group tours welcome. Group rates available.
Hours: Open every day April 1 - November 30
Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm
Phone: (402) 873-3115
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Student-created video about a local cave and the community resident it is named for.
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Checking Brown's Cave out, 2008, in Douglas County.