John Brown Farm State Historic Site

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John Brown Farm State Historic Site

John Brown Farm State Historic Site
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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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Susan S
Spring, TX173 contributions
Great BLM exhibit
Sep 2021
Beautiful setting with the Olympics high jumps in the background. Nice house and museum with interesting exhibits. Outdoor BLM exhibit was haunting and thoughtful.
Written October 8, 2021
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Paula A
Long Neck, DE8 contributions
Moving reminder
Sep 2021 • Couples
A haunting spot that marks the end of John Browns journey on earth. The film narrative is a naked portrait of the people enslaved by Americans and their struggle to seek freedom. The Black Lives Matters exhibit at the entrance is powerful and really should be installed in Washington at the mall.
Written September 14, 2021
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KDAA
East Hartford, CT655 contributions
Lacked something for me.
Aug 2021
I have mixed feelings about this historic site.
- I applaud their attempts at using the site to highlight racial injustice in this country. The exhibit of gravestones at the beginning is very powerful.
- The grounds are very pretty and while it was too hot for a walk, it looked like they had some nice trails.
- I have a reasonable working knowledge of John Brown's history leading up to the Civil War, and the museum didn't supplement or grow that in any way for me.
Written September 12, 2021
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runwiz
MD62 contributions
Life of John Brown and his family.
Aug 2021
Learn about John Brown and his family and the time they spent on this farm in New York. Also learn more about the abolitionist movement and the attempt to settle Free Blacks in this part of New York. There are also some hiking trails within the site.
Written August 22, 2021
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Leslie T
Pinehurst, NC318 contributions
Must See!
Jul 2021
Nice preservation of John Brown's home. Such an integral figure in the fight against slavery and racism. Sadly, we still need to fight racism in this country as evidenced by the mock tombstones of those who have wrongly perished at the hands of the law enforcement and others.
Written July 24, 2021
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Ann M
Centralia, TX118 contributions
Provocative and peaceful, worth the trip
Jul 2021
Upstate NY was home to abolitionists and suffragettes, among other leaders. If you're like me, you haven't thought of abolitionist John Brown since 5th grade history lesson about Harper's Ferry. The Ranger guided cabin tour and the self guided barn and cemetery tours are excellent. Don't miss the entry display calling attention to lynchings and, more recently, police killings.
Written July 18, 2021
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Carol Ann J
874 contributions
Well Preserved Home and Lovely Grounds
Jun 2021
John Brown Farm State Historic Site is a good place to visit while in the Lake Placid area. The home is well preserved and the grounds are lovely. One may take a tour of the home or simply take a look at the few rooms within. The barn on the property had a very interesting Timbuctoo exhibit upstairs. There is also an information center with video, photos, and displays downstairs. One may also visit John Brown's grave. This site is rich in history. There is an area for picnics and trails.
Written June 24, 2021
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Edward G
New York City, NY186 contributions
History is Never in the Past
Jul 2020
Visiting John Brown's homestead offers insight into this complicated and important historic figure. The world that he built here in Lake Placid was a Utopian dream that came in conflict with the direction the country was headed. He took a stand that was controversial, but in the end was a harbinger of the conflict that would have to follow and lead us to the next stage in our nation's history. There were also memorials to recent victims in the struggle for equal human rights that reminds us that the is still so much work to be done.
Written April 25, 2021
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John41354
Kinnelon, NJ180 contributions
Looks very interesting
Feb 2021
Look very interesting but in the winter there is very limited access to any of the historical sites with virtually no parking. There should have been at least some people in the area to explain to you and where to go. Two. We were really looking forward to this and very disappointed that we did not get to see any of it
Written February 28, 2021
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Emily
New York8 contributions
Fun experience Snowshoeing at Night
Feb 2021 • Couples
When we looked up events around Lake Placid for the weekend, we found the Full Moon Snowshoe Hike at John Brown Historic Farm. Our guide Brendan was so friendly and accommodating from the first phone call through to the end of our tour. When we arrived, Brendan let me borrow poles (I’m pregnant and he thought it was best) - and once we had a small group we set off on an easy looping hike around the farm. Unfortunately, there was a lot of cloud cover but it was still worth it! The experience was an hour long and Brendan stopped every so often to provide us with history and other fun narratives along the way.

Would recommend! Brendan is great! Kudos!
Written February 27, 2021
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