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“A short walk or a longer hike” 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 #10 of 40 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.
Lake Placid, New York
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A short walk or a longer hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Wonderful historic site. Good docents and displays. Add the many miles of trails and you have a day trip!

Visited December 2012
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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Easy, interesting historic site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I have been to the John Brown site a number of times, most recently after reading local author Russell Banks' novel "Cloudsplitter," which tells the story of his life and times, especially the time spent in the Adirondacks and on this property. It is a well-maintained, albeit small, historic site; free to wander the lovely grounds, a small charge to visit the homestead and enjoy the illuminating talks by the on-site experts. Lovely views (including the Olympic Ski Jumps and Adirondack High Peaks) and picnic tables make this a great place to bring families.

Visited October 2012
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Saranac Lake
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“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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