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Address: 1490 Library Lane, St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone Number: +1 707-963-3757
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: This fine little museum honors the writer Robert Louis Stevenson who...
This fine little museum honors the writer Robert Louis Stevenson who honeymooned in the area in 1880. It contains many personal items of the author, as well as works of art, letters written in his own hand, and photographs. Highly recommended for fans of RLS.
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My husband and I spent a very pleasant hour at this small museum attached to the Library in St. Helena. The woman staffing the museum was great, entertaining and informative. She... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Vonore, Tennessee
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Vonore, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband and I spent a very pleasant hour at this small museum attached to the Library in St. Helena. The woman staffing the museum was great, entertaining and informative. She shared several stories regarding RLS and his wife. There are many interesting items from locks of RLS's childhood hair to his writing desk and the silver pieces that belonged... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

If you have an hour to 'kill' visit the RLS museum to add to your trivia knowledge on a great writer who actually lived in the area. Next to the public library.

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Marin County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Small, charming and informative. We were surprised and delighted with this little museum in the middle of town. It's laid out as a simple timeline of his life and we learned a lot.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Attached to the public library in St. Helena is a wonderful tribute to this great author. Many artifacts and books. You will get a sense of what an adventurer he was. Might have to go back and read/reread some of his books.

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

If you are driving through St. Helena, it is worth spending a few minutes of your time here. This is a very small museum but has a good collection of the author's manuscripts and personal belongings. It has a lot of information on his professional and personal life. I got a good perspective of his romantic side after visiting this... More 

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Merced
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a great place to learn about the author an dhis family. Even though it's relatively small, it's packed with information. Take the kids and show them all about a wonderful author and his trials and tribulations.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Robert Louis Stevenson Silverado Museum is located on a quiet back street next to the library (which, btw, was rated best small library in America). The museum is free and has extensive collections of his wrks and works about him as well as artifacts. A can at the door accepts donations but there is no charge. It is a... More 

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Bremerton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A place to absorb Robert Louis Stevenson's presence at Mount Saint Helena and his impact through his writings.

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Philadelphia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Never thought the writer of Treasure Island had a musuem, but it's in St.Helena and tiny but interesting. Friendly staff, and nice exhibits with information about Stevenson. Just off the main drag, and worth a few minutes of your time. We enjoyed it.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I went there because a friend of ours mentioned it and wanted to visit it. I was very happy I did. I learned a lot. There are lots of interesting pictures. It was worth the trip. I will recommend it

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