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John Brown Farm State Historic Site

2 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-3900
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Ranked #8 of 22 Attractions in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: This National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site contains the home and final resting place of the Underground Railroad conductor and... more » Owner description: This National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site contains the home and final resting place of the Underground Railroad conductor and insurrectionist, who moved here in an attempt to establish a community of freed slaves and abolitionists. « less
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Toronto
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If you are in this area with family this is a must Our children need to realize the facts of our treatment of others and how we smuggled them Learn facts

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Columbus, Ohio
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132 reviews 132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Everyone should go and visit John Brown farm. Plus, the views from the farm are incredible of the ski jumps!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Easy to find and grounds were very well kept. Very interesting piece of history. There are nice nature trails right behind the buildings.

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Waldwick, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This site was interesting. The landscape was beautiful. There was a ranger who showed us the house and told us information about John Brown's life and death. The tour lasted maybe 15-20 minutes and cost $2 per person. The barn had more information and restrooms, but we were on a schedule and didn't go through the barn.

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New York
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107 reviews 107 reviews
39 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was just reading about John Brown when we visited his farmhouse. The woman guide inside was terrific. She knew a lot about his family and what life was like for them. She was able to answer any question posed to her. Nice statue and cemetery. Inside the barn was an informative video.

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Goffstown
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a great place and informative. Learned some interesting things about a martyr. Great place to walk around if you bring your dog.

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Flemington
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Interesting and worth a stop. Right next to the Olympic Jumps. And it's FREE! (Not much in LP is free). I think they charge a couple of dollars to enter the house, but the grounds are free and beautiful. Plenty to read and learn.

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Forestburgh, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was a very peaceful spot to visit. The docent was excellent. The signage was good. It does not take much time.

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Lake George, NB, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It was good learning about this man of principle and the price he paid for his convictions. The on-site guide was very knowledgeable. This is an accessible site and doesn't take a long time to visit.

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Kansas City
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We were the only visitors on a rainy summer afternoon, but it was nice to see how beautifully kept the grounds and gravesite were. We did not visit the farmhouse - just came to pay respects at the graves. Thanks to those who take care of this historic site - we appreciate it!

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