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“Nice place to stop and learn” 5 of 5 stars
Review of John Brown Farm State Historic Site

John Brown Farm State Historic Site
2 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946
518-523-3900
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Ranked #7 of 38 things to do in Lake Placid
Certificate of Excellence
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
Saranac Lake
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Nice place to stop and learn”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

It's a nice quiet place to stop just outsside of Lake Placid. There are also great views of the area.

Visited August 2012
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Rural NY
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“Ranger told full story of the Brown family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We were treated to an amazing discourse fully revealing the fobiles and passions of John Brown and his family. His dedication to the abolishment of slavery was extreme and his family suffered. An amazing well told story.

Visited September 2012
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Ogden
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“Great tour guide - nice walking trails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

This turned out to be one of our favorite things in the Adirondacks. The tour guide was very friendly and informative. You could tell she really enjoyed her job. There are some nice trails to walk/hike but no map so she took the time to explain where to go. They really need a trail map for visitors. The trail was beautiful, peaceful, and enjoyable.

Visited September 2012
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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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“Little Known facts about John Brown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This was not a big trip but a great little gem of a historic site commemorating John Brown's birthplace. There are a few buildings (not for entering) and family graveyard with many informative plaques. This is a free site just a few minutes from the big slide in Lake Placid and takes no more than 30 minutes to walk through (could take longer if you like and don't have family members tugging to leave).

Visited August 2012
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Boston, MA
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“Very interesting for history buffs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

It's good to be reminded of the individuals who made a difference. This was an interesting site, very close to the Olympic Ski Jump training center, so worth a little side trip. It doesn't take long!

Visited September 2012
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