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Great visit - great guide

We had a great visit here, and were impressed by the guide who gave us a brief tour. He was... read more

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A snippet of American history close to Lake Placid NY

If you visit Lake Placid, it is worth a 2-mile side trip to see John Brown's farm and gravesite... read more

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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...more
2 John Brown Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3245
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had a great visit here, and were impressed by the guide who gave us a brief tour. He was friendly and knowledgeable. Unfortunately his talk was interrupted numerous times by the thoughtless individual who was mowing the lawn outside the house. We realise he...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you visit Lake Placid, it is worth a 2-mile side trip to see John Brown's farm and gravesite. The state park has free access, and the tour is self-guided with enough interpretive signs to help you learn more about this famous abolitionist. A half...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A well maitained, well signed site with accommodating docents more than willing to detail the history of John Brown and the site itself. A worthwhile a visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

I really enjoyed our visit. I knew the basics about John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid. You know... what you learned in middle school. This farm and exhibit had so much background information and specifics about the Abolitionist Movement and I found that I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

Went when it was closed, they had an amazing cell phone tour that allowed us to enjoy the place despite being closed. Very interesting information. Set on beautiful grounds in your hiking trails.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed July 25, 2019

This is an amazing site to visit if you're interested in American history and want to learn more about John Brown's crusade against slavery. Obviously it's a bit out of the way and I assume you're not reading this if you don't plan to be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

I had learned about John Brown at Harpers Ferry WV, but this historical site added so much more information! Very interesting- so glad we stopped here. It’s only a few minutes from the town of Lake Placid and only takes an hour or two of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank baltimoremary_12
Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

If a house tour is offered while you are there, highly suggest taking it. Learned a lot about John Brown and home life during his era. Recommend!

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019 via mobile

I was not particularly impressed with this site. Yes, it’s historical and graves are there but half hour visit was more than sufficient. Glad it was close to Lake Placid’s Main Street so didn’t waste my time.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

This is a very interesting place if you are in to history, I new knew he was from there. It's worth the trip, not far from town,

Date of experience: July 2019
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July 3, 2019|
Response from ejplum | Reviewed this property |
There was a couple with a dog on the property while I was there. However, I believe that dogs are not allowed in the buildings.
December 19, 2018|
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Response from NYSkeptic | Reviewed this property |
Website can be found at parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/
May 23, 2015|
Response from xglamourkillsx | Reviewed this property |
They should be open for regular hours 10am-5pm for the museum. Grounds are only open during daylight hours. Nothing is stated about them closing on Memorial Day.