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John Brown Farm State Historic Site

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John Brown Farm State Historic Site

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Laurie P wrote a review Oct 2020
Cortland, New York6,480 contributions395 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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MIchael L wrote a review Oct 2020
New York City, New York79 contributions75 helpful votes
Never taught about Timbuctoo in history class. A fascinating part of US history. Don’t miss the Timbuctoo exhibit in the back of the Visitors Center.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Cathi N wrote a review Sep 2020
West Hartford, Connecticut19 contributions4 helpful votes
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Beautiful grounds with a powerful monument to black lives matter. The historical significance of john browns life is well preserved in this impeccably maintained park.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Cameron06820 wrote a review Sep 2020
Darien, Connecticut517 contributions297 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Lou L wrote a review Sep 2020
Long Island, New York140 contributions147 helpful votes
Due to all thats going on, make sure to check the hours of operation before visiting, especially if you're coming from a distance. The John Brown Farm preserves the home Brown lived in prior to the infamous raid on Harper's Ferry, along with the man's final resting place, which is the primary reason for my visit. The home was closed while the visitor center was open to walk through when we visited. The site itself is relatively small and you can probably take it all in within an hour or so depending on your level of interest. Cell service is spotty in the area so take that into account when looking at directions. As you pass the Olympic complex and the ski jump you'll see the signs that lead you into the home of the abolitionist. The graveyard is somber and the materials within the visitor center give perspective to a man whose traditionally thought of as either a madman or a martyr depending on what side of the Mason-Dixon line you live on. The grounds are beautiful in the summer. As you approach the parking area, you'll find a roundabout with a statue of Brown in the center. Due to recent events, the area has become a pilgrimage site for those still fighting for equality, which is a fitting tribute to a man who gave his life for the cause nearly 200 years ago. A nice place to reflect and learn.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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