John Brown Farm State Historic Site, Lake Placid

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
The John Brown Farm State Historic Site includes the home and final resting place of abolitionist John Brown (1800–1859). It is located on John Brown Road in the town of North Elba, near Lake Placid, New York, where John Brown moved in 1849 to teach farming to freed slaves. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1998. It has been managed by the state since 1896; the grounds are open to the public on a year-round basis, and tours of the house are offered in the warmer months.

The humble farm of Brown is situated on an elevated and broad plateau, embosomed in the giant arms of the Adirondacs, No district of the State is more impressive by the grandeur of its physical features, or its exquisite natural beauties.
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  • Look very interesting but in the winter there is very limited access to any of the historical sites with virtually no parking. There should have been at least some people in the area to explain to...  more »
  • When we looked up events around Lake Placid for the weekend, we found the Full Moon Snowshoe Hike at John Brown Historic Farm. Our guide Brendan was so friendly and accommodating from the first phone....  more »
  • Wow. This was an excellent revisiting of American History. More stories like this need to be told as part of American History.
  • Wow never knew this area of the state so involved in underground railroad and attempted an African settlement- Sits right behind the ski jumps. Beautiful site, nice old house and museum, free and 7yr oland 10yr old loved it get to be out moving around

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