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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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Interesting bit of history

The grounds of the site are very nice for walking around and viewing the grave site where John... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Stevnshe
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Niskayuna, New York
Make it your first stop visiting Lake Placid

The site was exceptionally well organized with displays and a self-guided tour accessible via cell... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Christine E
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Tenafly, New Jersey
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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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  • Terrible1%
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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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Reviewed October 18, 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...More

1  Thank Stevnshe
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Reviewed October 14, 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...More

1  Thank Christine E
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Reviewed October 12, 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...More

1  Thank Misty K
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Reviewed October 11, 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 October 1, 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 September 28, 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

1  Thank OchsFan
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Reviewed September 23, 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 September 21, 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 September 17, 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 September 17, 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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Beth672
May 23, 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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