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Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum

44 Stevenson Lane, Saranac Lake, NY
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Ranked #11 of 16 attractions in Saranac Lake
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English first
NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you're interested in Stevenson or authors in general, I highly recommend seeing this unique establishment. I'm mostly writing this to respond to the numerous errors in one of the previous reviews. Anyone who is dissuaded from coming here based on the information in that review is being done a disservice. That review states that RLS wrote nothing of importance... More

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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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