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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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Birthday Weekend

A wonderful place to visit. Very historic, well worth going to see. Loved touring the historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arnprior, Canada
via mobile
Significant history here.

apart from the song, John Brown's body, I knew nothing about John Brown himself. My visit was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phil S
Toronto, Canada
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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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2 John Brown Rd, Lake Placid, NY 12946-3245
+1 518-523-3900
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to visit. Very historic, well worth going to see. Loved touring the historic site. There is a lot about American and Canadian history about the underground railway.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

apart from the song, John Brown's body, I knew nothing about John Brown himself. My visit was very enlightening and I now have an understanding of John Brown, a hero for the free world. The grounds are very small and don't have much parking, but...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been coming up to the area for years and have never stopped here. It was easy to get to. Was a short visit but very informative. The grounds are nice. 2.00 to go in the house. Glad we stopped to see it.

Thank vcedell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a small historic site but still neat to see. It's pretty scenery. You do learn about John Brown and for $2 it's something neat to do. You can spend 30 minutes here or 2 hours...I stayed for about 1 hour. It's worth a...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 15 September 2017

If you are interested in history, you may have hear of John Brown. He was an abolitionist that made a raid of an arsenal at Harper's Ferry. He was captured and hung. This is his farm. He, and his fellow raiders, are buried there. In...More

Thank harste
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This small stop was very worthwhile and welcome after a long morning of hiking. Some great interpretive and informative kiosks, monuments, videos and guides about this famous patriot and the stories of Harper's Ferry and the abolitionist movement.

Thank Murphysoutlaw
Reviewed 17 August 2017

A few of my family and I visited the John Brown farm in Lake Placid. It is a very interesting place to hear about John Brown and to visit his old home and barn--just seeing the construction used was amazing. The grounds are beautiful and...More

1  Thank docdave2
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This site is absolutely fascinating. We stumbled on it during our trip and were thrilled we did. Be sure to spend time going through the interpretative exhibits in the barn, as well as the loft of the house. A wonderful window into the lives of...More

1  Thank farmerinthedell2017
Reviewed 23 July 2017

A very short tour with some interesting information. Our tour guide spoke a mile a minute, rather disturbing and distracting at the same time. The grounds were interesting with the graves. There were archeology students performing digs, and they were informative.

Thank speechtx612
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We had gone to the Undergournd RR museum by Ausable Chasm and heard about John Brown, so when we passed a sign we were curious and went in. The ski jumps can be seen from the farm, so that in itself is cool. The farm...More

Thank angarone
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24 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.