That is, the memory of John Brown lives on here at the place where he is buried. See the actual gravestone of the most reviled and revered man in US history! Also, take a short stroll up to the barn to see the exhibit "Dreaming of Timbuctoo." What a revelation! Did you know that there was a free black settlement... 更多
Located five minutes out of Lake Placid off of the main road, right next to the Olympic Ski Jump complex, which you can see looming in the distance, the John Brown Farm State Historic Site tells the story of abolitionist John Brown, and is also his gravesite. We had a tour from a lovely, knowledgeable US Park Service employee, who... 更多
Nice tour of house including traveling exhibit in barn on "Timbucto", an experimental free black settlement in the area established by abolisionist Gerrit Smith.
Between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake lies the small home of John Brown. An abolitionist unknown to me. Great place and enlightening time for the kids and I. We learned about the S.P.W. Aka the Underground Railroad. Take some time to learn about this person. History always gets 5 stars!
If you like history you will like this quick trip to John Browns farm....just a few minutes out of lake placid...can even see the ski jumps from his farm...although he didn't live there much interesting grave site ....buried along with a few of his kids and other raiders of Harper's a ferry...only need a a short visit to see it... 更多
Great stop outside of town to get perspective on a historic figure and learn about the underground railroad movement. Very emotional. Tour guide was top notch.
Beautiful setting. Interesting information about John Brown and other figures. Take the inexpensive tour of the farmhouse. Our guide was very well informed. There are some nature trails and also exhibits in the barn, including one about "Timbuctoo", which I had never heard of until our guide told us about it.
Stopped by looking for something to do for an hour or two. Was not aware of the story...I'd recommend checking out the new exhibit on the 2nd floor of the barn. Free site to walk around, see the barn, etc, but it's $2 or $3 if you want to tour the house itself. Unfortunately it started raining, so we didn't... 更多