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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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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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We were there last September and enjoyed it very much. People were very friendly and informative. The story and history was very interesting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Walter B
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Rochester, New York, United States
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Rochester, New York, United States
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were there last September and enjoyed it very much. People were very friendly and informative. The story and history was very interesting.

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Oswego, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove through the grounds but since it was cold and snowy we didn't get out of the car. However it would be an interesting place to revisit and go through the house and barn and get a closer look at the grave.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Access not difficult, follow John Brown road to the end.Nice accent if You are familiar with the life story of that man and his family. Nice side visit beside sport activity of Lake Placid.

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Cedarville, New Jersey
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Very educational. You can visit on the way to the ski jump. You will learn many things you did not know about John Brown. It is very beautiful and well kept area. A must if you have school age children with you.

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Oberlin, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Nice memorial plaques explain John Brown's life work and relationship to the area. Pleasant trails and I believe a dog park make it a nice respite from Lake Placid downtown.

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Hamburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We toured John Brown's farm house and burial site and learned about his activities as an abolitionist.

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Thank Mathilda73
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Always interested in history. Since we have seen Harper's Ferry we decided to stop and look at the farm site of John Brown. Guide was very helpful, learned Brown spent very little time there and he wanted his own government.

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MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We spent some time here reading the helpful signs when the app would not load. We also enjoyed the film about Brown that can be viewed in the nearby barn...plus was the clean rest room. The woman guide inside the Brown home gave us a nice unhurried comprehensive overview and readily answered our questions. The admittance charge was minimal unlike... More 

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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

This is a small farm area with a gated small cemetery. The farmhouse was closed. There is a small pond below the house, and a statue out front.

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Pickering, Canada
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Good not great but still worth a visit, an easy walk from the town of lake placid and interesting facts about this exceedingly brave individual.

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