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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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

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Osawatomie History Museum

Exhibits include The Railroad, Oswatomie State Hospital, pre-Civil War, Rural Culture, and the Social History of Osawatomie. Special rotating exhibits present Black History Month in February, Women's History Month in March; April, Art; May, Alumni; June, John Brown; August, Founders Day;

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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.

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Old Stone Church

One of the first churches in Kansas, this church was built by a Congregationalist group and is typical of the church structures built during pioneer days in Kansas.

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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.

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