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Stevenson House

Monterey State Historic Park, 530 Houston St., Monterey, CA
831/649-7118
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Ranked #24 of 56 attractions in Monterey
Type: Historic Sites
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Monterey, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This old adobe it chock full of history. Definitly a must see if you believe in ghosts....eerie. Check the schedule, there are night tours available for those of you that a brave enough.

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Monterey, California
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8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are a RL Stevenson reader, or just interested in early CA history and times gone by, this little museum is really neat. You will find yourself learning far more than anticipated just by standing there and soaking in the pictures and listening to the docents talks. If you know anything about Stevenson, you will be surprised at what... More

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San Francisco, California
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Some of the best Stevenson items outside of Scotland. The docents are eager to share their knowledge. You can almost imagine how it was when he lived in Monterey.

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Carmel, California
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The Stevenson House was a rooming house when Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish author, visited Monterey in 1879. He needed a place to stay and used one of the upstairs rooms for a short stay. Years later his heirs donated a fabulous personal artifacts collection the the State with the express wish that it be displayed in the house he... More

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Carpinteria, California
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47 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My hubby and & I drove up to Monterey to spend four days in town to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary this year. We discovered that down the street from where we dined for breakfast was the Stevenson House. Neither of us knew that Robert Louis Stevenson had lived in Monterey for three and a half months in 1879 until... More

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Wells, UK
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Sadly when we visited, only the garden was open, but this didn't spoil our enjoyment. It was a pleasure to sit on a bench surrounded by plants and shrubs, soaking up the peace and quiet. Peering through the windows allowed a glimpse of the interior and furniture - we'd like to visit again.

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Monterey, California
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29 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

It's called "Stevenson House" because Robert Louis Stevenson stayed there (it's original name was "French House Hotel". Best time to go is during "Christmas in the Adobes": period clothing, an invaluable 1860s Monterey experience and a town clothed in its history.

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