John Brown Farm State Historic Site, Lake Placid

4.4
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.
Add John Brown Farm State Historic Site and other attractions to your Lake Placid trip itinerary using our Lake Placid road trip site .
Source
Create an itinerary including John Brown Farm State Historic Site
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
John Brown Farm State Historic Site Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
233 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is an amazing site to visit if you're interested in American history and want to learn more about John Brown's crusade against slavery. Obviously it's a bit out of the way and I assume you're not...  more »
  • I had learned about John Brown at Harpers Ferry WV, but this historical site added so much more information! Very interesting- so glad we stopped here. It’s only a few minutes from the town of Lake Pl...  more »

Plan your trip to Lake Placid

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Lake Placid

View all >
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.9
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Lake Placid

4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Lake Placid

5.0
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.3
Duration: 2​h

Shopping in Lake Placid

4.9
Duration: 30​min
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Lake Placid

3.3
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 30​min

Nature in Lake Placid

4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.2
Duration: 4​h