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Freedom Festival

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The Freedom Festival features a re-enactment of the Battle of Osawatomie, where John Brown and 30 Free State guerilla's fought John Reid and 250 proslavery militia on August 30, 1856, in the largest battle during "Bleeding Kansas." There will also be a reenactment of a battle between Union Troops and Confederate partisans. In addition, the event features Civil War weapons and drill demonstrations, frontier artisans, horse drawn surrey and trolley rides, a medicine show, food vendors a modern arts and crafts/vendor fair, and many other family fun activities.

Freedom Festival

Address : John Bown Memorial Park, 10th and Main Osawatomie KS
Phone : 913-755-4384   (Always call and confirm events.)
Fax : 913-755-4164

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Admission Fee : Free

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Reenactments

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Pottawatomie Creek Bridge

The Pottawatomie Creek Bridge which spans Pottawatomie Creek at Sixth Street is one of two Marsh Arch triple span bridges located at Osawatomie. The other spans the Marias de Cygnes River at Eighth Street, and both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Osawatomie, KS Historic Bridges

Soldier's Monument

The Soldiers Monument was dedicated August 30, 1877, and was erected to honor the five men killed in the battle of Osawatomie, August 30, 1856.

Osawatomie, KS Monuments

Creamery Bridge

The Creamery Bridge which spans the Marais des Cygnes River at Eighth Street is one of two Marsh Arch triple span bridges located at Osawatomie. The other spans the Pottawatomie Creek, and both are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Osawatomie, KS Historic Bridges

The Mills House

William M. Mills, an oilman from Pennsylvania, drilled over 400 oil and gas wells in his lifetime. He drilled the Norman #1

Osawatomie, KS Historic Homes

John Brown Memorial Park

The twenty acre John Brown Memorial Park is a National Historic Site donated to the State of Kansas by the Womens Relief Corps to preserve the site of the Battle of Osawatomie, August 30, 1856

Osawatomie, KS Memorials

Things to do near Osawatomie, KS