Captain Bailey Museum

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Civil War Captain Bailey’s seven-gabled house now holds the museum of Brownville artifacts, and is rumored to be haunted by the captain himself. Among the proof, witnesses say, are doors that won’t stay closed and the sound of piano playing late at night. Local tales say the captain died as a result of poisoning by a jealous neighbor.

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404 Main St
Brownville, NE 68321 US
United States

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40.3975285, -95.66014860000001
Nemaha County, Nebraska
Nearest Towns:
Brownville, NE (0.1 mi.)
Phelps City, MO (3.3 mi.)
Nemaha, NE (4.1 mi.)
Watson, MO (5.9 mi.)
Peru, NE (6.6 mi.)
Rock Port, MO (7.6 mi.)
Auburn, NE (9.4 mi.)
Shubert, NE (11.2 mi.)
Stella, NE (12.8 mi.)
Barada, NE (13.1 mi.)

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  1. I lived in Brownville for 7 summers and toured this house every summer. From what I remember of the story the jealous neighbor poisoned a dish and it was meant for the Captain’s wife but he ate it instead. Also that is not the original site for the house. it was closer to the Missouri river and was moved brick by brick to the current location.

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