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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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Great hiking trails

We came here to hike with our dogs. There are several hiking trails through the woods and we were able to let our dogs go off-leash and explore the woods and trails. The trails... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Westchester, New York, United States
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Westchester, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We came here to hike with our dogs. There are several hiking trails through the woods and we were able to let our dogs go off-leash and explore the woods and trails. The trails were not marked at all, and we got a little lost. The main building at the farm did not have any trail maps. I would suggest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Few people know - or would expect to know - that the famous abolitionist is buried here in Lake Placid, next to the home he maintained in the village far better known for its Olympic and resort history. His farm is located just outside the center of the village, on a large, pretty tract just behind the iconic ski jumps.... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A nice little spot and a very historic site. It is nicely laid out and is certainly worth the visit. He was no doubt a great man who died for his beliefs. Funny thing is not many of the locals in Lake Placid seemed to know the song!

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Montgomery, AL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Located right before you reach the Lake Placid jumping complex, the John Brown Farm is a must see. I'm not a real historian and everyone will develop their own opinion of the man but this is a must see in my opinion. We visited on a clear day and it was simply beautiful. There is a statue of John Brown... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Robert Burns, the Scotish poet, wrote his poem A Man's A Man For A' That in 1795. This verse describes how one should feel when visiting this Farm. Then let us pray that come it may ( As come it will for a' that ) That Sense and Worth, oe'r a' the Earth, Shall bear the free, an' a '... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

An important and tragic part of our American History that is worth knowing about. John Brown must have been quite a character; someone filled with passion and courage. Very nice area to walk around and explore.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stopped in and first explored the grounds. A beautiful setting with the Olympic ski jumps in the background. Went in the home for the tour and met a very enthusiastic tour guide who made it very fun and interesting to learn about John Brown, his family and the history of the farm. This property has many picnic tables and would... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My son and I visited here. We noticed the docents were extremely committed to John Brown's cause and loyal to his actions, etc. While spacious, the home held an awful lot of people and could not have been terribly comfortable.

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Plantation, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not much to do, but a nice place to reflect. Memorial to civil disobedience when confronted with evil.

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This historic site is the location of the famous abolitionist John Brown’s farm and final resting spot after his execution for treason following his failed attempt to seize weapons at Harpers Ferry Armory to arm followers and start a slave revolution. Although abolition was certainly a worthwhile goal, John Brown was extremely violent and in addition to his failed revolt,... More 

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Address: 2 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: 518-523-3900
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake Placid

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