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Open House at John Brown’s Farm


October 14, 2017 9:00 am October 14, 2017 4:00 pm Europe/London Open House at John Brown’s Farm

The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment will be doing a living history with tents and other camp gear. We will be camped directly in front of the house. There will also be house tours, live country blues, food and fun for all ages. On July 3, 1859, infamous abolitionist John Brown, sons, Owen and Oliver and Brown’s trusty Lieutenant, Jeremiah Anderson arrived by train at Sandy Hook, Maryland.–a small village about one mile beyond Harpers Ferry on the Maryland side of the Potomac River. At this point in his life Brown was a “wanted man” with a large price on his head for his activities in the Kansas Territory. John Brown, at the time calling himself Isaac Smith, rented the farm for $35 in gold. He lived there while gathering troops & training his men for the abortive raid on Harpers Ferry. As the October raid became eminent the army now thoroughly trained and armed by Anderson was prepared to attack the Harpers Ferry arsenal. Brown and his followers spent some 3.5 months at the farm in the summer of 1859.

2406 Chestnut Grove Rd, Sharpsburg, MD 21782, USA
John Brown Farm House

The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment will be doing a living history with tents and other camp gear. We will be camped directly in front of the house. There will also be house tours, live country blues, food and fun for all ages.

On July 3, 1859, infamous abolitionist John Brown, sons, Owen and Oliver and Brown’s trusty Lieutenant, Jeremiah Anderson arrived by train at Sandy Hook, Maryland.–a small village about one mile beyond Harpers Ferry on the Maryland side of the Potomac River. At this point in his life Brown was a “wanted man” with a large price on his head for his activities in the Kansas Territory.

John Brown, at the time calling himself Isaac Smith, rented the farm for $35 in gold. He lived there while gathering troops & training his men for the abortive raid on Harpers Ferry. As the October raid became eminent the army now thoroughly trained and armed by Anderson was prepared to attack the Harpers Ferry arsenal. Brown and his followers spent some 3.5 months at the farm in the summer of 1859.