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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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Fabulous, unexpected treasure

This site is absolutely fascinating. We stumbled on it during our trip and were thrilled we did. Be... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2017
farmerinthedell2017
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Sonoita, Arizona
Somewhat interesting, short tour

A very short tour with some interesting information. Our tour guide spoke a mile a minute, rather... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
speechtx612
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Commack, NY
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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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"the barn"
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"underground railroad"
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"american history"
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"civil war"
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"olympic ski jumps"
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"his life"
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"nice walking trails"
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"knowledgeable guide"
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"small pond"
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"freed slaves"
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"nice quick stop"
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"humble home"
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"important site"
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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

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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
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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

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

My dad and I are major history buffs, so when I was in Lake Placid for figure skating training camp, we decided that we had to visit the John Brown Farm. In general, this was a very nice park. It has a lot of walking...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Stopped to see what was here, and it was worth the stop. If you like history, you can read and visit John Browns grave and some others. Interesting history! We walked around the barn and there is a small fee to go into the house,...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

Thank MayaH47
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 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...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 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...More

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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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Beth672
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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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