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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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  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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 !!  more »