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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 #8 of 20 attractions in Lake Placid
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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Saratoga Springs, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Mexico, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The exhibits were closed when we visited but thanks to a beautiful day, we enjoyed strolling around the grounds and reading the plaques in place. The gravesite is well cared for and informative.

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Allentown, PA
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27 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

For the small fee of $2/person, we received more information than we could have ever imagined about John Brown & his efforts to end slavery. This fee also includes access to the grounds ( including the small on-site graveyard), a guided tour of the home, and then access to a video, which relays even more information about John Brown.....his life... More

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Freehold
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

A little out of the way but quaint farm area. Easy access and exit. Small but historic. Old and ancient looking. A quiet place to rest and observe. A very nice place to take pictures.

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Metro New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

An important site to better understand the history of the abolitionist movement and the role of local residents in the movement. Also, we took short walks around the park to enjoy the surroundings.

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Waterford, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

A part of history lives in the mountains. The land is beautiful around the farm. There are nice walking trails and wonderful views of the high peaks. A humble home. Too bad NYS wasn't responsible enough to do some of the renovations as authentic as they could. Really, a nail gun to replace siding with? Hope they are more responsible... More

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