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Sat 24 Feb
Full Moon Hike
Saturday, February 24, 2024 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
John Brown Farm State Historic Site

John Brown Farm State Historic Site is offering a guided, evening moonlit walk 7-9pm on February 24th (the Snow Moon). The terrain is not rugged, but may be slippery and snowy, so please dress appropriately! Hiking poles are suggested. We'll meet at the North Field parking area, near the entrance. For early arrivals, we'll open the visitor center in the barn by 6:30pm. Hike length is flexible and will be between under two miles. For more info, please call the office at 518-523-3900, and follow us on Facebook for updates/poor weather cancellations. The event is free, but registering via our FB event post is appreciated.
Sun 25 Feb
Reflections on African American History
Sunday, February 25, 2024 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
John Brown Farm State Historic Site
Please join American Historian and Adirondack resident Connor Williams to hear and discuss his reflections on African American History and its role in our society now. Connor's work is focused in both History and African American Studies. He researches, writes, and teaches on more than two hundred years of racial conflicts, politics, and identities. He holds an MA, and a forthcoming PhD in History and African American Studies from Yale University and is the Historian at Great Camp Sagamore.
Mon 08 Apr
John Brown Farm Eclipse Viewing
Monday, April 8, 2024 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
John Brown Farm State Historic Site

Join us at John Brown Farm for a beautiful view of the Adirondack Mountains during the eclipse. In addition to the wide-open fields of the property for viewing the eclipse, we will also have tours of John Brown's House, activities in the lower barn, and an exhibit of Timbuctoo in the upper part of the barn. Eclipse glasses will be provided on a first come first served basis. No registration required. For questions please contact Brendan Mills at 518-523-3900 or