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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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Informative and Picturesque Location

No charge to visit the home, barn, and walk the grounds! Yet this historical site is as well... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
365HappyTraveler
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Broadway, Virginia
via mobile
Learned Do Much More About the Man and His Ambition

I don't remember a guide that was so well informed and well-spoken. We listened to his talk to a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BikeLike
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Coatesville, PA
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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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  • Average11%
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  • Terrible1%
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“the barn” (21 reviews)
“civil war” (6 reviews)
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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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"olympic ski jumps"
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"small cemetery"
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"nice walking trails"
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"humble home"
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"small fee"
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"great man"
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"interesting visit"
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"interesting history"
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"short visit"
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Reviewed 5 days 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 1 week ago

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

Thank BikeLike
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

guide was mad informative brown a hero. that trip was so dope. i really liked it cause i wanted to know more about john brown

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A beautiful spot for a great man and cause. we were unable to tour the house and grounds but will surely return.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Surrounded by refreshing views of the mountains, this location provides a place of peace and contentment like few others! The site includes a small cemetery, a pond, a red barn, and the original home of John Brown. Many folks don’t realize that this historic figure...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Nice walking trails and easy to navigate with older people and/ or children. There are signs/ tours for the main buildings.

Thank Anthony V
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We thought this would be better if the Old Farmhouse and Barn were open. It's was an interesting piece of Civil War History anyway. John Brown was a Abolitionist who got hung for his efforts!

1  Thank ppijacki
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is the burial site of John Brown's body as well as the farm where he and his family lived during the time before and after the Civil War.

Thank LindaCabe
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Beth672
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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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