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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: 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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the site was very enlightening, the information boards were interesting the house takes you back in time the guide was great really had a lot of knowledge about the house and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Valatie, New York
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You have to travel rough roads, but it's worth seeing and understanding this man and history. You have to see the surrounding oil pic areas too... More history.

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Valatie, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

the site was very enlightening, the information boards were interesting the house takes you back in time the guide was great really had a lot of knowledge about the house and family. It was great to learn how the Adirondack area families had a role in the civil war the setting was peaceful.

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Latham, NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The community has lovingly restored and maintained John Brown's farm. You feel like you are going back in time as you walk around the farm. The staff are knowledgeable and they seem to get great pride in telling the history of John Brown and his family. We truly enjoyed learning about the site and meeting others.

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Plattsburgh, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

It was snowy and cold when I first visited, but the detailed map and the numerous trails seem to speak to a place which is really quite nice. I plan to visit again in the spring, since the snow was somewhat prohibitive for exploration!

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New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is both a tranquil and scenic place to walk and a historic site. The John Brown family house has interesting artifacts of the Browns' time period. Staff were available to answer questions about the house, land and Brown. The barn had an interesting short video about the slavery era.

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NY
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

John Brown's Farm is a beautiful place where you can appreciate history and nature. Perfect for couples, families, and pets! Dog lovers bring their pups to run around in the fields. Pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors with your family. Talk a walk through the trails and go on your own adventure! Don't forget your camera for some iconic... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The trails are super nice and you can geocache there as well. People walk dogs there, so watch where you step.

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New London, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

John Brown and his family are well-known in history for their struggles against slavery. The family home is a farm outside Lake Placid which has been kept in its original condition by the state. The docent is very knowledgeable about the life and times of the family and the way the house and barn were used, The barn has audio... More 

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Baldwinsville, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

this high peaks area is so incredibly gorgeous…and then to be able to learn that courageous Blacks and John Brown himself was involved…very enjoyable for the kids and a great learning experience for adults…plus so gorgeous!

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Gananoque, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

It's hard to imagine a family in that time trying to pull a living out of that land. For a farmer it must have been a hard go, but for a visitor the setting is impressive. The ring of mountains is appropriate for a man who , for his relatively short time on the national stage, had such a profound... More 

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