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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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Simple, Easy History

You can do it all in less than an hour. You can walk around the grounds & grave site for free. You... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Teacher323
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New York
Very interesting

We look for history in our travels. We really enjoyed our visit to John Brown Farm grounds. We... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
travelinggal49
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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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2 John Brown Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3245
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"the barn"
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"american history"
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"olympic ski jumps"
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"his life"
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"nice walking trails"
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"small pond"
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"nice quick stop"
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

You can do it all in less than an hour. You can walk around the grounds & grave site for free. You pay a nominal $2 to go inside the house.

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

We look for history in our travels. We really enjoyed our visit to John Brown Farm grounds. We also paid the $2 to see the inside of the house. Our guide was funny and very knowledgable. It's worth the small donation.

1  Thank travelinggal49
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was not our first visit here, but it was definitely the best. Perfect weather aside, the serenity of the site tends to obscure it's importance in America's history. Some may consider John Brown to have been an "American Terrorist", history has proven that his...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We visited the farm in May with friends and returned in September with different friends. The setting, nestled in the mountains near Lake Placid is beautiful. The site contains a wealth of information about Brown, abolitionist efforts to promote black communities in the Adirondack state,...More

1  Thank Pauline K
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

The setting is beautiful. It is moving to read about John Brown and be at his gravesite. And the nearby Olympic jumping towers are a sight to behold.

1  Thank retiredandlovingit07
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Setting of home land & graveside worth the time to experience an amazing man of history. Beautifully preserved & managed with experienced docent while touring the home.

1  Thank Marcy M
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

We had an interesting visit to the museum. A very knowledgeable woman told us about the furnishings in the house, specifying what was original and how the place was altered by owners over the years. The movie in the lower level of the barn was...More

3  Thank richie1732
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

The grounds are within sight of the Olympic Ski Jump. Lots of land and walking paths surround the grave and restored house. At two dollars to view the house for an adult this is a steal. The walking trails are free.

2  Thank drjohnlawson
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

The John Brown Farm was owned by John and he is buried there but he did not live there very much. The farm is worth the trip because if does a good job at reflecting how life was during the mid nineteen century and gives...More

2  Thank Gene D
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Wasn't sure that we'd like this, but the movie (in the Barn) made it very much worthwhile. This is an important historical site.

1  Thank AdirondackTraveler10
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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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