John Brown Farm State Historic Site

John Brown Farm State Historic Site

John Brown Farm State Historic Site
4.5
About
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.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
276 reviews
Excellent
140
Very good
108
Average
26
Poor
0
Terrible
2

Emily
New York8 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Carol Ann J
Germantown, NY1,575 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Edward G
New York City, NY225 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John, Delaware
Millsboro, DE30 contributions
Feb 2020
My partner and I visited on a cold and snow wunter afternoon and were the only people at the site. The simplicity of the farm in the snow is remarkable. The complex history of John Brown is instructive. Be prepared to spend more time here than you have anticipated and walk the grounds whatever the season.
Written February 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Cameron06820
Darien, CT516 contributions
Sep 2020
Such an important part of American history. Well worth a visit to the grave site, the statue, the old farm house and barn. Nicely curated by the NY State Parks Dept, it's a quick visit... just down the road (and visible from) the Olympic Ski Jumping site.
Written September 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

springinthecity
Hong Kong, China86 contributions
Jun 2022
We went here based on recommendations on Trip Advisor and are really glad we did. The place is beautifully maintained. They have a guided tour at regular intervals and we were glad we were able to attend one. The lady was passionate and shared so much detail with us. There is not charge for the tours but they have a tips jar and we were happy to contribute. The signs on the lawn outside are quite sobering. Definitely a must visit when in Lake Placid
Written June 7, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Queenstravelbuff
New York City14,512 contributions
Jul 2020
A good place to stop for 30 mins or so going in or out of Lake Placid. There was a nice movie on the underground Railroad and a good statue of John Brown. May I say it was FREE ADMISSION. The ground were nice and well kept. I did not go in the farm house because it was closed for Corona.

If you like History, you should stop here
Written July 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Laurie P
Cortland, NY7,498 contributions
Oct 2020
This is definitely worth an hour of your time while in the Lake Placid area. The Memorial Field was a place to be very reflective of where we are in 2020 in regards to racism.
We learned a lot visiting the home and the barn area that had a lot of boards to read.
The grounds are beautiful. Was a rainy, cloudy day when we were there, but we still walked around anyway. The man working at the house was helpful.
There is no fee for visiting, and there is a lot of walking space.
Feeling thankful for daring men in our history like John Brown.
Written October 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Megan C
Gettysburg, PA93 contributions
May 2022
Really interesting info. Free to stop in. Walking trail kids would like. We happened upon it when we went to the ski jump area. You could spend 10 minutes there or over an hour.
Written May 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Beachlover1425
North Haledon, NJ78 contributions
Nov 2021
This is a very interesting place to visit and very close to Lake Placid. Pretty grounds
to walk around, especially on a nice day. History is very interesting to listen to and
about how this place came to be here. Make sure you visit the John Brown historic
site. It's part of this area's history.
Written October 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 274
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

John Brown Farm State Historic Site (Lake Placid) - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go

Frequently Asked Questions about John Brown Farm State Historic Site