The Incredible Place In Nebraska That Was Once Part Of The Underground Railroad
The Thirteenth Amendment officially abolished slavery in America in 1865, but the fight to free slaves had already been raging for many years. The Underground Railroad, an informal and unofficial network of safe routes and hiding places, orchestrated by anti-slavery advocates from every walk of life, helped slaves escape to “free” states. Most people don’t realize that there was an Underground Railroad stop right here in Nebraska.
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Please note that the cave portion of the attraction is accessible to visitors when the attraction is open, but the underground walking tunnel is not. For an idea of what it’s like to walk through the cave and walking tunnel, watch the short video below.
As of the time of publication, the Mayhew Cabin site is closed for the season until summer. You can get information or set up an appointment to visit (at least 48 hours in advance) by calling 402-873-3115. Visit the Mayhew Cabin website to learn more about the history of this remarkable place and get information about visiting.
As a lifelong Nebraskan, Delana loves discovering the many hidden treasures of her state. She has worked as a writer and editor since 2007. Delana's work has been featured on more than a dozen websites and in Nebraska Life Magazine.
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