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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 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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Brockport, NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Not all that much there to see, but worth the short drive out of Lake Placid if you are a history buff.

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Ottawa, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Very interesting historically speaking. The staff there was really knowledgeable and nice. If you like history, you have to visit this place.

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Toronto
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101 reviews 101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you are in this area with family this is a must Our children need to realize the facts of our treatment of others and how we smuggled them Learn facts

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Columbus, Ohio
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135 reviews 135 reviews
31 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Everyone should go and visit John Brown farm. Plus, the views from the farm are incredible of the ski jumps!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Easy to find and grounds were very well kept. Very interesting piece of history. There are nice nature trails right behind the buildings.

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Waldwick, New Jersey
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7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This site was interesting. The landscape was beautiful. There was a ranger who showed us the house and told us information about John Brown's life and death. The tour lasted maybe 15-20 minutes and cost $2 per person. The barn had more information and restrooms, but we were on a schedule and didn't go through the barn.

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New York
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36 helpful votes 36 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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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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