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Great ski trails

Nice trails through the woods and open fields. Few hills to deal with. No faculties available... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Kevin C
upstate NY
History lesson they didn't teach you in school...

This is a must-see for all Americans. I was never taught very much about John Brown in school save... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Linda G
Greene, United States
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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
+1 518-523-3900
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Nice trails through the woods and open fields. Few hills to deal with. No faculties available. Many locals use the trails for dog walking too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We always enjoy adding historical sites into our travels. John Brown’s farm was peaceful and well maintained. Wirth a visit to get a feel for where this activist had his roots. Informative.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

This is a must-see for all Americans. I was never taught very much about John Brown in school save for the bit about Harper's Ferry... and John Brown was painted as a traitor, not the hero who he truly was. If you are interested in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

I had never heard about this Historic Site until a few days before we flew to Albany for a vacation. It was a high point of our trip. It was interesting, inspirational, and beautiful. It further increased our admiration for John Brown. We were disappointed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Very peaceful place to visit and see the surrounding countryside and the home. We had a delightful guide who was very informative.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank APennero
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

While almost all educated folks know the story of John Brown, but not too many know about his peaceful farm and final resting place. This historic spot is worth a visit. I did find the nearby, ski jump, totally out of place near this historic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Don H
Reviewed 11 September 2018

The site is a compilation of a redone home, a barn, a grave site, and a huge statue on a flowered path in front of the homestead. Insure you watch the video in the Red Barn. Take time to read all of the displays. There...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

It is worth planning to spend an hour here to read all of the informational signs, see Brown's grave, and get a guided tour of the property's small cabin.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Amidst the fun of Lake Placid, this is a worthwhile stop to reflect on the struggles of the past and their connections with the present. The property is stunning and well-maintained. A gem, and it is free

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank nyprof2001
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Had no idea that this John Brown was the same John Brown of Harpers Ferry, VA fame. Yup, one and the same. Located just outside the town of Lake Placid, this is a really informative and peaceful place. It’s situated on a farm. The buildings...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from NYSkeptic | Reviewed this property |
Website can be found at parks.ny.gov/historic-sites/
23 May 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.