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This museum is a gem!

The amiable curator Mike Delahant posses a wealth of knowledge about RLS.He willingly shares it... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2018
Joel W
Ottawa, Canada
So much information - but a bit hard to see

We greatly enjoyed learning more about RLS but it was hot and sticky and the lighting is poor so... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2018
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Sep 18, 2018
“This museum is a gem!”
Jul 24, 2018
“So much information - but a bit hard to see”
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

The amiable curator Mike Delahant posses a wealth of knowledge about RLS.He willingly shares it with his visitors.The five display rooms in the cottage are neatly filled with authentic photos, books, manuscripts and quotes.We spent three enjoyable hours there.RLS was a multi-talented artist and these...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Joel W
Reviewed July 24, 2018

We greatly enjoyed learning more about RLS but it was hot and sticky and the lighting is poor so many of the things on the walls were too hard to read. I'd love to come back in the cooler weather with a flashlight to see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by eager to see the cottage, as RLS was a distant relative. Easy to miss. No parking on either side of the narrow street. Yard behind house had empty lot with hostile warning signs not to park and no trespassing. So, no where to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dirk S
Reviewed September 24, 2017

This small museum is chock full of items relating to Robert Louis Stevenson's short stay in Saranac Lake. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Mina-Mary
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Author Robert Louis Stevenson, who had respiratory problems, came to Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks for the ‘cure’ of clean mountain air. He and family members lived in the white clapboard farmhouse with green trim (aka Baker Cottage) from October 1887 to April 1888. While...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank xygb7dklt
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Mike, the caretaker was a wealth of information regarding RLS. He knew so much more than I've ever read about him...he should, as his grandfather was the caretaker there as well! So much history and admiration for an incredible author. Mike, you did good. Thank...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank parmesan
Reviewed July 20, 2017

All of the other reviews are spot-on for the Robert Louis Stevenson cottage and museum. What an impressive collection of RLS artifacts -- original furniture and clothes, letters, publishings, and more! The curator/docent/museum keeper is wonderful, with a wry sense of humor and fantastic sense...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank Rah-Cha-Cha
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This museum consists of a few rooms which Robert Louis Stevenson rented when he sought the curative mountain air for his tuberculosis. There's plenty to see and read.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank retiredteacher157
Reviewed September 19, 2016

very interesting little museum and extremely knowledgeable and interesting curator. nice to spend some time here and learn more about RLS.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank carol r
Reviewed August 30, 2016

A little difficult to locate, but worth the search. If you remember "A Child's Garden of Versus" or "Treasure Island" or anything else that RLS wrote, you'll be glad you visited. Amazing memorabilia on display. A real piece of American literary history created here during...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Steve B
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