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139 Hall Avenue See the grand estate of Sir William Johnson, one of the Johnstown, NY 12095 (518) 762-8712 Mohawk Valley’s most influential European settlers. As the British-appointed Superintendent of Indian Affairs, he forged beneficial relationships with Native American leaders, helping to stabilize the region. Tour his Georgian style mansion, explore the picturesque grounds, and imagine what it was like to be a guest in the bustling Johnson family household.
Grounds open year-round; historic house open mid-May through mid-October; programs and events are offered; call for information.
John Brown Farm
Take a journey to the heart of the Adirondacks to see the farm of John Brown, one of the nation’s most famous 19th-century abolitionists. He became a martyr to the cause after his assault on the U.S. Arsenal at Harper’s Ferry in 1859. Visit the farmhouse and his grave, relax on the grounds, and take in breathtaking views of the High Peaks.
Grounds open year-round; house open May through October; interpretive programs available; call for information.
115 John Brown Road Lake Placid, NY 12946 (518) 523-3900
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2012 Celebrate New York History Guide
Western NY/ Finger Lakes
Central /1,000 Islands
Capital District / North County
Hudson River Valley
New York City/ Long Island
2013 Celebrate New York History Guide