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John Brown Farm State Historic Site

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2 John Brown Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3245
+1 518-523-3900
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John Brown was such a passionate and complex individual. This spot introduces you a bit to his life... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2016
Whippany, New Jersey
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Beautiful site & place for a morning walk

Certainly a wonderful historical resource, but honestly we went because it is BEAUTIFUL! Lots of... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2016
Cindy A
Buffalo, New York
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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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2 John Brown Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3245
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Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

John Brown was such a passionate and complex individual. This spot introduces you a bit to his life and legacy. There are trails and exhibits, but we just walked a bit and did the cell phone tour.

1  Thank ChrisKNFAM
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Certainly a wonderful historical resource, but honestly we went because it is BEAUTIFUL! Lots of trails to stroll....lots of kids and dogs and families on Sunday morning, just a quiet gem in the shadow of the Olympic ski jump.

2  Thank Cindy A
Reviewed September 2, 2016

That is, the memory of John Brown lives on here at the place where he is buried. See the actual gravestone of the most reviled and revered man in US history! Also, take a short stroll up to the barn to see the exhibit "Dreaming...More

2  Thank Jonathan E
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I go there to relax and wind down, walking the history land glancing back to that time period does a body good. I love going to John Browns Farm . Contact with the land is pleasant

1  Thank Kristy H
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love touring this historical sites! We stop often all the time. Walking through the cemetery on site is chilling but great. Walking in the home very exciting kind of like your living back then

1  Thank Kristy H
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Located five minutes out of Lake Placid off of the main road, right next to the Olympic Ski Jump complex, which you can see looming in the distance, the John Brown Farm State Historic Site tells the story of abolitionist John Brown, and is also...More

1  Thank Braavosi
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Nice tour of house including traveling exhibit in barn on "Timbucto", an experimental free black settlement in the area established by abolisionist Gerrit Smith.

2  Thank nsidecolab
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake lies the small home of John Brown. An abolitionist unknown to me. Great place and enlightening time for the kids and I. We learned about the S.P.W. Aka the Underground Railroad. Take some time to learn about this person....More

2  Thank Ralph I
Reviewed August 18, 2016

If you like history you will like this quick trip to John Browns farm....just a few minutes out of lake placid...can even see the ski jumps from his farm...although he didn't live there much interesting grave site ....buried along with a few of his kids...More

1  Thank Anthony B
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Great stop outside of town to get perspective on a historic figure and learn about the underground railroad movement. Very emotional. Tour guide was top notch.

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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.