The Adirondacks and Thousand Islands Sights

John Brown Farm State Historic Site

  • 2 John Brown Rd. Map It
  • Lake Placid
  • Historic District/Site

Published 10/27/2015

Fodor's Review

Abolitionist John Brown lived for a short time on this 244-acre farm. In October 1859, Brown and his followers attempted to spark a slave revolt by taking over the federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry, West Virginia. His two sons and several of his followers were killed, and Brown was tried and executed. His body was brought back and buried here. A cross-country ski trail, a nature trail, and a picnic area are on the grounds, which are open all year.

Sight Information


2 John Brown Rd., off Rte. 73, Lake Placid, New York, 12946, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $2
  • House May–Oct., Wed.–Mon. 10–5. Grounds year-round.

Published 10/27/2015


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