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John Brown Farm State Historic Site

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Address: 2 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946
Phone Number: 518-523-3900
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This National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site contains...

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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Interesting historical site

This is a well preserved site, and there is a tour available via a posted telephone number in off hours. The staff is knowledgeable and courteous.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Handsome2015
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New Haven, Connecticut
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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a well preserved site, and there is a tour available via a posted telephone number in off hours. The staff is knowledgeable and courteous.

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Moscow, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband is a Civil War buff and knew much about John Brown before we got there. It was still interesting for him, and certainly educational for the rest of us. A lovely site, including some short trails and picnic tables. I think it was $2 to get in. Seems like there are some new exhibits in the barn. The... More 

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The state has done a nice job of preserving Brown's farm and of interpreting his life to put it into the historical context of the mid 1800s. The young man who was the docent was very knowledgable and provided a good overview of Brown's life and his historic significance.

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Thank Brian101967
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small site where John Brown the abolishinist is buried along with his son and others. The original building is open sometimes, but there is not much to see.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our second visit here... The first was a decade ago. Now the site has been a bit more developed with two excellent exhibits in the barn. This is a great way to learn about John Brown and also about the community of former enslaved people who established a farming community ( funded by abolitionists) in Elba called Timbuktu.... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by as we were driving to Keene on Rt. 73. This is a very interesting historic site. I suggest reading a little on John Brown before you go so the things you see, and read, there will come together for you.

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Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is an amateur historian, and when we read that john brown lived in the Adirondacks we were surprised! This stop takes about 45 minutes, so if u have the time, then do it. It's very near Lake Placid. John Brown's home is small, but he only lived there for a short time. His 2nd wife lived there until... More 

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only charge is to enter the house and most reasonable at$2.00 or $1,00 for seniors. House guide is knowledgeable and eager to answer questions.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a trip through the Adirondacks, we visited the John Brown site. He was a famous abolitionist who was ultimatly tried as a traitor and executed. (Google him to learn more.) He was a man of principle who died for what he believed in which was the abolition of slavery. A number of the original buildings still stand as does... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have known about this site for years but, finally made time to visit and glad we did. Now days, John Brown's history is known to few but, should be known to all. And so should Upstate New Yorkers who dedicated themselves to helping so many gain freedom and a better way of life via the underground railroad.

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