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John Brown Farm State Historic Site

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Address: 2 John Brown Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3245
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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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Interesting Historic Site

John Brown was a very complex man. On the one hand he was a murderer but on the other hand he died for a cause greater than himself, freedom for slaves. There is a lot to see at... read more

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John Brown was a very complex man. On the one hand he was a murderer but on the other hand he died for a cause greater than himself, freedom for slaves. There is a lot to see at the farm including his grave site where he still lies "a-mouldering in the grave". The house has a lot of original artifacts... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the picture.

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Bedminster
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 place on this, his farm. Well worth the 2 dollar admission fee to his his... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 the village it's crazy not to stop by.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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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.

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Millersburg, Pennsylvania
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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.

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Wantagh, New York
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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 !!

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Sanford, Florida
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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.

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Western NY
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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 story. Glad we stopped.

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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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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