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John Brown Farm State Historic Site

2 John Brown Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3245
+1 518-523-3900
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Interesting Site

Small but we'll done. Good film and well documented historical event in history. Nice place for a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Kamainatraveler
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Florida
Well-preserved farm covers little-kinown aspect of history

John Brown is well-known to history, of course, but we were surprised to find that he and his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sc00byD00byD00
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Northern California
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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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+1 518-523-3900
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Small but we'll done. Good film and well documented historical event in history. Nice place for a lunch break... quiet with picnic tables.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

John Brown is well-known to history, of course, but we were surprised to find that he and his family lived on a farm near Lake Placid. The beautiful site includes the farmhouse - tours are provided - and a small museum that covers the history...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here just to walk the trails but ended up doing a house tour. So glad we did. The young lady who was our guide was incredibly well informed and well spoken. Answered questions asked by our group as well as 6 other people in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had learned about John Brown and visited Harper's Ferry many years ago as a kid but had forgotten most of it. I really enjoyed my visit. The staff member at the house was well informed and had answers to my questions. The cell phone...More

Thank John E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are from West Virginia, and we know all about John Brown and the raid at Harper's Ferry. So, we were surprised to see his name up here. This park is beautifully kept, and it's free! You can't beat that!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This NYS Historic site is where John Brown's family farmwed bewforwe he and sons rode to Harper's Ferry, W. Va. in 1859. It is a beautiful place with the histoiec gravessite and barn, and traisl for hiking or cross country skiing,

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

No charge to visit the home, barn, and walk the grounds! Yet this historical site is as well maintained and as informative as many sites/museums that we have paid $5-$12 per person to visit. The site includes gravesite, original house and barn, many original artifacts,...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

I don't remember a guide that was so well informed and well-spoken. We listened to his talk to a group of middle school students ... they were very interested in the stories and were very quiet! The tour of the house and barn was extremely...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

Site is easy to access -- you are actually just in back of the Olympic ski jumps. You won't learn much about the Abolitionist movement here, but you will learn about Brown, his family, and what it's like to farm a small homestead in upcountry...More

Thank gazooby
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

If you are in the Lake Placid area be sure and stop at the John Brown farm. A lot of history is to be learned since he was a major part of the Underground Railroad to help slaves get their freedom. The house tour is...More

Thank Laurence M
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Beth672
23 May 2015|
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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.
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