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John Brown Farm State Historic Site, Lake Placid

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web
The John Brown Farm State Historic Site includes the home and final resting place of abolitionist John Brown. It is located on John Brown Road in North Elba near Lake Placid, New York, where John Brown moved in 1849 to lead freed slaves in farming. In 1855, he moved to Kansas to support his sons' efforts to keep Kansas as a free-state under the popular sovereignty laws, leaving his wife and several of his children behind. Brown returned to visit his family at Lake Placid several times. In 1859, Brown attempted to start a liberation movement among enslaved African Americans by seizing the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia). For this, he was tried for treason against the state of Virginia and was hanged.The entire property purchased by John Brown and two sons in 1849 is preserved intact. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1998.
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  • 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 s...  read more »
  • If you are in the area you must stop by to see this site. The staff is very friendly and educated. You can see the home, grave site, and beautiful views of the trees and mountains. I would have liked ...  read more »
  • You can do it all in less than an hour. You can walk around the grounds & grave site for free. You pay a nominal $2 to go inside the house. 
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