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John Brown's Family and Adirondack Neighbors: a Tour of the North Elba Cemetery


Offered 1pm-2:30pm, Saturday October 7 and Sunday October 8 This guided, relaxed paced walk will start at John Brown Farm and include a 1 mile drive from the Farm to the town of North Elba Cemetery. We will walk around the Old Section of the cemetery. If the weather is very inclement we will instead have a discussion on the upper level of the historic barn where the exhibit ‘Dreaming of Timbuctoo’ is located. Please meet at his gravesite at John Brown Farm in Lake Placid for a short chat about relationships that developed after this life-long abolitionist moved to the north country of NY, and what roles the women in his family played in his life and mission. Then we’ll drive a mile to the North Elba cemetery, where we can see where some family members and neighbors were laid to rest. We will also find the graves and tell the stories of a few of the civil war veterans from North Elba. We invite you to call 518-806-9719 to register, but will accommodate last-minute decisions to attend. Modest donations to the Natural Heritage Trust are welcome, but not required. Donations are used to enhance programs at the NYS parks where they are collected.

John Brown Farm State Historic Site
  • 115 John Brown Rd
  • Lake Placid, NY 12946