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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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"And his truth goes marching on...."

We didn't go inside the house which I think you can, but just walking though the gravesite and... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Brattleboro, Vermont
History Here

While visiting Lake Placid, I am glad I swung to the edge of town to see this hidden gem of... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
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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 15 May 2017

We didn't go inside the house which I think you can, but just walking though the gravesite and grounds was a fine experience. I learned a lot I didn't know about Brown and his family. I had been to Harper's Ferry and this visit completed...More

Thank MayaH47
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

While visiting Lake Placid, I am glad I swung to the edge of town to see this hidden gem of history. Think what you might if his tactics, he was a man of principles. I was struck how he got around Ohio/Connecticut/Kansas/Virginia and his resting...More

Thank philipu2015
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

It was cold and windy with occasional rain, but still an interesting visit. The home was closed but we walked the grounds and read the informational plaques. The grave site was interesting. Can see the whole area in about 30 min. and so close to...More

Thank Baby-whisperer211
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Wasn't a lot to see in the winter as everything was covered in 2 feet of snow. Would come back in the summer, stunning views and easy to get to.

Thank BigBear90
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visited John Brown's farm many times. Our one daughter had done a report on John Brown's life so it was so nice to be able to experience his farm first hand! Our grandchildren have also enjoyed our visits to the farm.

Thank darlashaffer
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We snow shoed to the John Brown Site and the trails are beautiful !!! Although the Site was closed there was a very informative tour that you could take on your phone..Well worth the trip !!

Thank ram9572017
Reviewed 3 February 2017

A very interesting and little known man who made a huge impact on our country! Although Harper's Ferry put him in the History books, he apparently was a very influential individual in his hometown of Lake Placid, NY, Thoroughly enjoyable adventure in to our past.

Thank VanDan65
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We always like to see historical sites in new areas. John Brown's is right near the Olympic ski jumps and so easy to find. We were there in January so we were the only people there. Just walked around the property for a bit. Interesting...More

Thank jackiepaddy
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My family went on a horse drawn sleigh ride across the farm and through the forest while it snowed. It was beautiful and fun.

Thank stevedescovich
Reviewed 27 November 2016

For $3.00, this was the best place to visit and worth 10 times the price. It really gives you an outlook at what it was like for the times, how people lived, survived, existed. We love these type of historical sites and learned so much,...More

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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.