John Brown Farm State Historic Site

2 John Brown Rd.,Lake Placid, 12946
518-523-3900

In 1849, John Brown moved to the North Country to help freeborn blacks who wanted to homestead but the rugged Adirondack farming conditions and harsh weather made this all but impossible. Their settlement, known as "Timbucto," did not survive. He later spent several years pursuing his anti-slavery campaign, visiting his family only intermittently. Brown was captured on October 18, 1859 and hung on December 2, 1859 after his assault on the U.S. Arsenal at the Harper's Ferry.

Tour the last home and burial site of the famed abolitionist. The simple 1855 house is furnished with period belongings some original to the Brown family. Self-guided tours of the Farm Trail. On-site interpreter. Nature trails. Special Events: lectures, Civil War encampments.

Open: May-Oct, Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm. Sun, 1-5pm. Admission Fee. Grounds open all year.

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