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Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum

44 Stevenson Lane, Saranac Lake, NY
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Ranked #11 of 15 attractions in Saranac Lake
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

This museum is trying to make someething out of nothing. RLS was just a renter here for a year. He didn't write anything famous here. The 4 rooms are chuck full of stuff. Its hot and smells of old flowers. I cant believe they charge to see this place - should be donation only. No parking and Np facilities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The museum is so small and adorable that I don't really know how to explain it. It has SO much information and memorabilia that I don't think they could possibly fit anymore. It was so fascinating that I wanted to stay all day. Great little attraction off the beaten path.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2010

If you think you know something about Robert Louis Stevenson, a visit to this cottage will teach you a lot. The curator is extraordinarily knowledgeable and his genuine love of the subject shines through. The impressive collection of artifacts is arranged in a logical way that takes you through Stevenson's life and times. Small but revealing, highly recommended.

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Bloomingdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

Last year (June 2009) we attended an Open House at this interesting little museum in a beautiful setting in Saranac Lake. The Open House was great fun with live Celtic music, a bagpiper, a wild presentation of "the Haggis" (which looked awful, but was actually pretty good) and tours of the museum. The tour was given by the curator of... More

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