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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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Visited in Winter

Wasn't a lot to see in the winter as everything was covered in 2 feet of snow. Would come back in... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Farnham, United Kingdom
History buffs!

We visited John Brown's farm many times. Our one daughter had done a report on John Brown's life... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Millersburg, Pennsylvania
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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 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.

Thank BigBear90
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.

Thank darlashaffer
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 !!

Thank ram9572017
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.

Thank VanDan65
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank jackiepaddy
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.

Thank stevedescovich
Reviewed 26 November 2016

For $3.00, this was the best place to visit and worth 10 times the price. It really gives you an outlook at what it was like for the times, how people lived, survived, existed. We love these type of historical sites and learned so much,...More

1  Thank JoeyWi
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Long before the Olympics, John Brown lived (briefly) in Lake Placid. Being a history buff, this is one of the most important places I have been. John Brown could see the future and tried to end the great sin of slavery, and his grave is...More

2  Thank jjctraveler
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The grounds of the site are very nice for walking around and viewing the grave site where John Brown and others are buried. For a small fee you get a brief guided tour of the house. The barn also has exhibits and is free to...More

1  Thank Stevnshe
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The site was exceptionally well organized with displays and a self-guided tour accessible via cell phone but the very knowledgeable guide raised it to mandatory first stop on a visit. She recomended specific trails that had the best colors today. This was one of the...More

1  Thank Christine E
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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.