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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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We absolutely love touring this historical sites! We stop often all the time. Walking through the... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Kristy H
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Beautiful, historical site with plenty of picnic area!

Located five minutes out of Lake Placid off of the main road, right next to the Olympic Ski Jump... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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2 John Brown Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3245
+1 518-523-3900
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We absolutely love touring this historical sites! We stop often all the time. Walking through the cemetery on site is chilling but great. Walking in the home very exciting kind of like your living back then

1  Thank Kristy H
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Located five minutes out of Lake Placid off of the main road, right next to the Olympic Ski Jump complex, which you can see looming in the distance, the John Brown Farm State Historic Site tells the story of abolitionist John Brown, and is also...More

1  Thank Braavosi
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Nice tour of house including traveling exhibit in barn on "Timbucto", an experimental free black settlement in the area established by abolisionist Gerrit Smith.

2  Thank nsidecolab
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake lies the small home of John Brown. An abolitionist unknown to me. Great place and enlightening time for the kids and I. We learned about the S.P.W. Aka the Underground Railroad. Take some time to learn about this person....More

2  Thank Ralph I
Reviewed 18 August 2016

If you like history you will like this quick trip to John Browns farm....just a few minutes out of lake placid...can even see the ski jumps from his farm...although he didn't live there much interesting grave site ....buried along with a few of his kids...More

1  Thank Ustrotting
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Great stop outside of town to get perspective on a historic figure and learn about the underground railroad movement. Very emotional. Tour guide was top notch.

Thank Supermagictasticguy
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting. Interesting information about John Brown and other figures. Take the inexpensive tour of the farmhouse. Our guide was very well informed. There are some nature trails and also exhibits in the barn, including one about "Timbuctoo", which I had never heard of until...More

Thank AlenaMK
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Stopped by looking for something to do for an hour or two. Was not aware of the story...I'd recommend checking out the new exhibit on the 2nd floor of the barn. Free site to walk around, see the barn, etc, but it's $2 or $3...More

Thank Weather42
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Very knowledgeable guide/staff made the visit very interesting. She has researched many topics to gain a better understanding of the family and the times. Love listening to someone with passion and knowledge!

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We had a knowledgeable guide for the house tour. The barn held a current extensive exhibit on the attempted 19th century African-American community in the rough Adirondack land of North Elba, New York. The basement held other slavery and abolitionist-related information, and a film. There...More

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What are the hours tomorrow?
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.