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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 #6 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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New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
85 helpful votes 85 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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CNY, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you're into history, this place is a must. Even if you just like old homes and furnishings, this attraction is great. If you simply like nature trails, then go here. I really enjoyed learning more about some of the key players in the abolition of slavery and their families. The memorial to the men and women involved was touching.... More

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This year I homeschooled my youngest son (best decision..which I did it sooner with all my boys) and studied American History,which included John Brown. We visit Lake Placid as much as we can and this Spring it was one of our first stops. In addition to history to see and learn, there are picnic tables and a nature walk. Great... More

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Ottawa
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Drove in past the Lake Placid horse show grounds and ski jump area then around the circular drive to see radical abolitionist John Brown’s small house and the huge rock out front marking his final resting place and that of some of his followers. It is now a state historic site. In 1859 Brown and 21 men raided the federal... More

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New England
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

And the tour of his home was just $2 a person and had a lot of interesting artifacts and information.

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