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John Brown Farm State Historic Site, Lake Placid

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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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  • 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...  more »
  • My family went on a horse drawn sleigh ride across the farm and through the forest while it snowed. It was beautiful and fun. 
  • 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 h...  more »