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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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Very interesting

We thought this would be better if the Old Farmhouse and Barn were open. It's was an interesting... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Buffalo, New York
via mobile
John Brown's body amouldering

This is the burial site of John Brown's body as well as the farm where he and his family lived... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2017
San Antonio, TX
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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
+1 518-523-3900
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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
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
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.

1  Thank SHARON S
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

Thank Phil S
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
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
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
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This small stop was very worthwhile and welcome after a long morning of hiking. Some great interpretive and informative kiosks, monuments, videos and guides about this famous patriot and the stories of Harper's Ferry and the abolitionist movement.

Thank Murphysoutlaw
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A few of my family and I visited the John Brown farm in Lake Placid. It is a very interesting place to hear about John Brown and to visit his old home and barn--just seeing the construction used was amazing. The grounds are beautiful and...More

1  Thank docdave2
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This site is absolutely fascinating. We stumbled on it during our trip and were thrilled we did. Be sure to spend time going through the interpretative exhibits in the barn, as well as the loft of the house. A wonderful window into the lives of...More

1  Thank farmerinthedell2017
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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.