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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 #7 of 20 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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Kansas City
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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112 helpful votes 112 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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53 helpful votes 53 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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Saratoga Springs, New York
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3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We snowshoed on the trails through the lovely woods to the elevator for the Olympic Ski Jump. We enjoyed the view from the Ski Jump. We were fascinated reading the display boards about John Brown and the History of the area.

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Phoenix, Maryland
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

After reading so much about John Brown it was very exciting for me to visit his farm, reputed to have been his favorite place. It's a beautiful spot with a magnificent view of the Adirondack Mountains.

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I had been by this historic site hundreds of time without stopping in, so I'm glad that I did this week. John Brown's Farm is small and quiet, but perfectly displayed to provide as much information and backgroung as possible. The burial site (rock) is surrounded with signboards that describe the era in which John Brown conducted his anti-slavery campaign,... More

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Plattsburgh, New York
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We have visited this site several times. The farm and the buildings are interesting especially if you know the history and realize it was his wife and children who were left there to take care of them selves and the property high in the Adirondack mountains. This place is really special in the fall. We continue to return for the... More

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Howell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

On our recent trip to Lake Placid we visited the John Brown farm. The property was very well maintained. The site is very easy to find with better than average directional signs. The tour of the home itself was not overly impressive-consisting of only a couple of rooms. An informational video was available in the barn. The site contains an... More

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