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Jim

A small brick building, firehouse, that’s it. The original foundation is 200 feet from this site... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim Y
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John Brown was ahead of his time

John Brown was ahead of his time. This is a neat piece of history. The building it’s self is... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
Bee_Keeper_05
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Crossville, Tennessee
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Shenandoah Street and Potomac Street, Harpers Ferry, WV
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great historical area. a must stop along your traveling way. Very nice and so much to learn. My wife and I enjoy this so much.

Thank Don B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small brick building, firehouse, that’s it. The original foundation is 200 feet from this site. To get the story on John Brown take the “O Be Joyful Tour” from a local that tells the colorful history of Harpers Ferry. The tour makes walking to...More

Thank Jim Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is supposed to be the building where John Brown and his raiders holed-up after their raid on the Federal Arsenal failed and Federal troops were after them. It's in the lower part of Harper's Ferry and sits by itself. It's pretty much an empty...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

small place but interesting to know the building has been taken apart and traveled to other areas to help understand what occurred here

Thank 106janaj
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Interesting to see. Information inside the building. Lots of other informational kiosks around the area. Not much to see in the building.

Thank rose k
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Being in John Brown's Fort made me feel better connected with history. There are so many educational places as well. It's great because you can walk across the street to the John Brown Museum.

Thank Joi D
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Hard to believe this was a fort when you see fire fighting equipment in there. Guess you have use your imagination.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

John Brown was ahead of his time. This is a neat piece of history. The building it’s self is not anything exciting, but what it represents is pretty powerful. He is a man that stood up against the evils of slavery and died martyr in...More

Thank Bee_Keeper_05
Reviewed 2 August 2018

History - right in front of your face. Not only what is it and what happened in the building but the history of what happened to the building itself. I'd watch a short documentary just on that.

Thank Brad R
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This building has the firehouse for the armory and originally sat on the hill across the road (there is a small obelisk there). During John Brown's failed rebellion, this is where he and his men took refuge. It has moved around several times until it...More

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