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Address: 2406 Chestnut Grove Rd, Sharpsburg, MD 21782-2113
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John Brown planned his attack on Harpers Ferry from this farmhouse

The Kennedy Farm is a National Historic Landmark and a nice side attraction for those visiting Harpers Ferry in nearby West Virginia, who have particular interest the historical... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Kennedy Farm is a National Historic Landmark and a nice side attraction for those visiting Harpers Ferry in nearby West Virginia, who have particular interest the historical events related to abolitionist John Brown. Here you will see farm with a small cottage built around 1852. This farm house was rented by John Brown in July 1859 and used for... More 

2 Thank BradJill
Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

I wanted to get to the hideout of John Brown, who was young I sang for years .... a very strong emotion, almost touch that hero that made me vibrate and perhaps encouraged me to oppose every injustice, every denial of human rights , to the violence of a man to another in matters of wealth, of birth, color or... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Personal guided tours on request by a knowledgeable caretaker. Interesting stories were told and displays on every floor were nice (though needed a bit more curating). Privately owned historical spot. House is actually THE house where Brown and his compatriots stayed. A little loose in organization, but well worth the trip.

Thank SuzanneCloud
Lorain, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Though it wasn't opem, it was cool to see where John Brown prepared to put his Harper's Ferry plan into action. A piece of history.

Thank RobynD804
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2013

Even though this site turned out to be different than what I envisioned, it was good to see the actual place so I could picture it correctly. It gives you a real sense of the time period as it is still secluded. I wish one was able to enter the buildings though.

2 Thank RC34
Frostburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

This was off the beaten path and didn't look like very many people visited. It was well preserved and a great find for the Civil War buff. I only wish we could get to the big rock in the yard to read the bronze plate inscription.

5 Thank Tanya V
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2012

A terribly underfunded ( privately by locals) historical site, the farm remains an important site to understand the gathering storm of Civil War. Follow the road to Harpers Ferry and think about a small group of men attempting to bring on a rebellion. Kennedy Farm is just as plain and unassuming as it was in 1859, that is the appeal... More 

5 Thank MacChuckle

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