John Brown Farm State Historic Site

John Brown Farm State Historic Site

Radical abolitionist John Brown and his two sons purchased the 244-acre farm in 1849, before leading an assault on the U.S. Arsenal at Harper's Ferry on October 16, 1859. Brown was buried at the farm after his trial, conviction, and execution for treason against the state of Virginia. The house has been restored to its condition at the time of Brown's death with some original furnishings.