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John Brown Farm State Historic Site

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Address: 2 John Brown Road, Lake Placid, NY 12946
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+1 518-523-3900
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This National Historic Landmark and New York State Historic Site contains...

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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sanford, Florida
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Sanford, Florida
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Western NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 story. Glad we stopped.

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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, it makes you want to read more about John Brown and his family. A simple... More 

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Chesterfield, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Long before the Olympics, John Brown lived (briefly) in Lake Placid. Being a history buff, this is one of the most important places I have been. John Brown could see the future and tried to end the great sin of slavery, and his grave is on this site to show the price he paid for his work. Unfortunately, the United... More 

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Niskayuna, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The grounds of the site are very nice for walking around and viewing the grave site where John Brown and others are buried. For a small fee you get a brief guided tour of the house. The barn also has exhibits and is free to tour.

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The site was exceptionally well organized with displays and a self-guided tour accessible via cell phone but the very knowledgeable guide raised it to mandatory first stop on a visit. She recomended specific trails that had the best colors today. This was one of the most thought-provoking historic tours i've been on. Not only did it examine violence as a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you are in the area you must stop by to see this site. The staff is very friendly and educated. You can see the home, grave site, and beautiful views of the trees and mountains. I would have liked to learn more on the front end of the visit. Perhaps more reading about John Brown at the beginning. I... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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