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John Brown Farm State Historic Site

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Address: 2 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: 518-523-3900
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site contains...
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.
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Very cool and historical. Every parent should take their kids there to learn about their countries history and what this man tried to do back then

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Staten Island, New York, United States
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Staten Island, New York, United States
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37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Very cool and historical. Every parent should take their kids there to learn about their countries history and what this man tried to do back then

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Niagara Falls, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

KInda a small and shouldn't take more then 1.5 hrs. The movie is nice to watch and the grounds outside are beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great history to be seen. And certainly something to learn about a dark period In our nations history. We spent about 30 minutes looking around and speaking with the curator. It's $2 for adults which you don't mind paying since it goes to the upkeep of the site. Check it out for sure.

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Fairport, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

As a history buff I wanted to stop here and check it out. It's easy to find, just off NYS Route 73 as you head east out of Lake Placid. You really don't need to spend a lot of time here as it's quite small, but we spent about 30 minutes. There are some plaques in the beginning telling you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I brought my 72 year old father for a visit. A major history buff.We ended up seeing nothing . We arrived at 4 pm on a Saturday. It had been lightning about an hour before our visit but their was just a light rain in between the sun shooting through the clouds. We got out of the car proceeded to... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a very quiet, peaceful, place to visit. The property is free to see, while the house does charge admission. It's only a couple of dollars for an opportunity to see how this family lived. Sure, most people have been in a similar house, but there are two different things that can and will change between each historical house... More 

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Earlysville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This truly unique piece of history has been well restored & has fabulous views of the Adk. Mtns. Hard to believe John Brown lived here in these hard core mountainous area so many years ago. Bitter cold winters with nothing much around but the mountains & dead cold winters. A piece of history to see & almost next to the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Gravesite of John Brown, farmhouse used by family; worth a quick stop to mix some history in with your Adirondack trip. House comes with friendly tour guide, who pointed out various household implements. barn with missable video about Underground Railroad. It's worthwhile simply to see where John Brown's body lies.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It is near the ski jump facility so it is a close stop. His grave is there and a tour is available of the house. Some history is given but you would have to take the tour to make it work fully.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Wonderfully preserved historic residence of the John Brown family, who some blame for the start of the civil war. A lovely place to visit and walk around the farm.

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