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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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Beautiful Location.

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
_dantenapoleon21
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Northfield, Massachusetts
John Brown’s Farm

Surrounded by refreshing views of the mountains, this location provides a place of peace and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
digby43
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Lake Placid, NY
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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%
  • Poor0%
  • 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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"the barn"
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"underground railroad"
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"civil war"
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"olympic ski jumps"
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"small cemetery"
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"historical sites"
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"nice walking trails"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"freed slaves"
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"resting place"
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank _dantenapoleon21
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank digby43
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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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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful place to visit. Very historic, well worth going to see. Loved touring the historic site. There is a lot about American and Canadian history about the underground railway.

2  Thank SHARON S
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

apart from the song, John Brown's body, I knew nothing about John Brown himself. My visit was very enlightening and I now have an understanding of John Brown, a hero for the free world. The grounds are very small and don't have much parking, but...More

1  Thank Phil S
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Have been coming up to the area for years and have never stopped here. It was easy to get to. Was a short visit but very informative. The grounds are nice. 2.00 to go in the house. Glad we stopped to see it.

Thank vcedell
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This was a small historic site but still neat to see. It's pretty scenery. You do learn about John Brown and for $2 it's something neat to do. You can spend 30 minutes here or 2 hours...I stayed for about 1 hour. It's worth a...More

Thank Mark E
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

If you are interested in history, you may have hear of John Brown. He was an abolitionist that made a raid of an arsenal at Harper's Ferry. He was captured and hung. This is his farm. He, and his fellow raiders, are buried there. In...More

Thank harste
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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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