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 North Elba near Lake Placid, New York, where John Brown moved in 1849 to lead freed slaves in farming. 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.
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  • There's not a lot here, but what there is was interesting and worthwhile. Good place to take kids who are old enough to learn about John Brown and his cause.  more »
  • I would imagine that most visitors to the Adirondacks have no idea how important the region was to the cause of Civil Rights. I certainly didn't. As it turns out, John Brown moved to this farm to...  more »
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  • 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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