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Welcome Home to Brownville, Nebraska....

 

Founded in Nebraska Territory in 1854, Brownville offers visitors a variety of enlightening, engaging and enjoyable experiences in a remarkably beautiful and historic Village along the Mighty Missouri River. Brownville, a Preserve America Community and a United States National Register of Historic Places District is the perfect place to spend an unforgettable day or weekend. Download and print our 2014 brochure today.

 

Visit one of  seven museums, see a play at the Brownville Village Theatre and celebrate the Village's standing as an International Book Town by visiting one of its book shops. Enjoy a concert at the Brownville Concerts Series, take a cruise on board the Spirit of Brownville, and stay in one of the Villages' quaint Bed & Breakfasts.

 

Want to be wowed? Visit our online calendar by clicking here.

 

Don't forget to bring your appetite for charm, you'll need it while visiting the Village's shops, restaurant, tavern and galleries. Just over an hour from Omaha, Lincoln, Kansas City, Topeka and St. Joseph both prearranged guided tours and self-guided tours are options. While peak season is April through October, many attractions and events are offered year round.

Attractions

~Captain Meriwether Lewis Dredge Museum, in Brownville Riverside Park, open mid-May through mid-October, 1 - 4 pm on Saturdays & Sundays and by special request. Click here for more info...
~Governor Furnas House Museum, 230 S. 6th St. Call 402-435-3535 or 402-209-9140 to arrange tours with the Nebraska State Historical Society Foundation.

      The following Brownville Historical Society museums are open

      mid-May through mid-October between 1 - 4 pm on Saturdays

      &    Sundays and by special request.  Click here for more info...

~Brownville Depot & Railroad History Museum, Main St. & Hwy 136.

~1854 Didier Log Cabin, Boettner Park on Main St.

~Dr. Spurgin’s Dental Office Museum, 222 Main St.

~Wheel Museum, 219 Main St.

~Carson House Museum, 231 Main St.

~Captain Bailey Museum, 412 Main St.

Where to Stay

~Blacksmith Bed & Breakfast, 402-558-8685.

~The Cottage, 402-883-2690.

~The Hill House, 402-937-4439 or 402-825-4921.

~Meritt’s, 402-825-4281.

~Pearson-Kelley House, 402-825-6637.

~Pierce House & Deer Run Suite, 402-825-4921.

~River Inn, floating B & B, 402-825-6441.

~Brownville Riverside Park & Landing, 402-825-3982.

~The Actors’ Residence, 402-274-3287 (mid August - mid May).

Dine

~Lyceum Cafe & Bookstore, 228 Main St., 402-825-4321.

~Rivertown Ice Cream Shoppe, 121 Main St., 402-274-1723.

~TJ’s Tavern, 105 N. 1st St., 402-825-9902.

~Whiskey Run Creek Winery, 702 Main St., 402-825-4601.

2014 Events

~The Brownville Concert Series offers nationally recognized performers presenting concerts & cabarets monthly, March-December. Click here for more info...

~Spirit of Brownville, Memorial Day-Labor Day weekend, Sightseeing Cruises: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 3-4 pm & Sightseeing and Dinner Cruises: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 5:30-7 pm. Click here for more info...

~Whiskey Run Creek Friday Nights Summer Music Series, every Friday but the first from May 9 through August 29. Celebrating the region’s musical heritage. Click here for more info...

~Brownville Historical Society Golf Classic, August 16. Four person teams, scramble, shot gun start. Click here for more info...

~56th Annual Brownville Fall Flea Market, September 27 & 28. More of what you love...300+ vendors. Click here for more info...

~Old Time Autumn, October 11 & 12. River boat cruises, hay rack rides, craftsmen, artisans, buggy rides, food, entertainment & more! Click here for more info...

~A Brownville Christmas, December 6. Shopping, lights & more. Click here for more info...

~First Day of Winter Celebration, December 20. Click here for more info...

 

~58th Annual Brownville Spring Flea Market, May 23, 24 & 25. 300+ vendors arrive with antiques, plants, collectibles and food. Click here for more info...

 

~Brownville Village TheatreJune 7 through

August  11. The oldest repertory theatre in Nebraska, offering four plays and a musical all summer long. Click here for more info...

~Annual Furnas Arboretum Garden Tour, June 13, 10 am-4 pm. Activities scheduled throughout the day, featuring Nebraska Statewide Arboretum representatives. Click here for more info...

Brownville Freedom Run, July 4,  almost 300 runners speed through the area's awesome natural beauty in this  fully supported 5K, 10K & ½ marathon run. Sign up today! Click here for more info...

 

~Freedom Day Celebration, July 4. Join Villagers at the 5K, 10K & ½ marathon run, children’s activities, dog show, parade, river boat cruises, concerts & fireworks over the Mighty Missouri River. Click here for more info...

Make Brownville your destination...email us today at Merchants.of.Brownville@gmail.com or call 402-825-6841.

Contact Webmaster & Site Designer Nora Tallmon at nora.tallmon@gmail.com or 402-414-2914.