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John Brown's Farm

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 73, near Lake Placid in Essex County

John Brown's rustic farm is located just east of the village of Lake Placid and boasts guided tours, memorial events, and a picnic area with scenic views.

Since 1895, the farm has been owned by New York State, and is maintained and staffed by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. It is a popular tourist stop on the edge of Lake Placid, and recently celebrated 100 years as a State Historic Site. The house has been restored to its condition circa 1859. Some of the original furnishings remain, and other period pieces have been added to provide visitors a reasonable sense of the accommodations at the time it was occupied by Brown's family.

Closest Community:

Lake Placid

Nearby Communities:Saranac Lake
Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 73
Months Occurring:january, june, july, august, september and october
Best Season:summer
Best Time:

It is a pretty site anytime, but mid-summer is best when interpretive staff is there.

Indoors or Outdoors:both
Admission Fee:no
ADA Compliance:yes
Restroom Available:yes
Bus Parking:yes
How to Find:

Just west of the ski jumps, follow John Brown Rd south about .5 miles to its end.

URL:John Brown's Farm website


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