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Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage and Museum

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44 Stevenson Ln, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1940
+1 518-891-1462
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Hidden Gem for Stevenson Fans

This small museum is chock full of items relating to Robert Louis Stevenson's short stay in Saranac... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2017
Mina-Mary
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Austin, Texas
Memorial museum for Scottish literary celebrity

Author Robert Louis Stevenson, who had respiratory problems, came to Saranac Lake in the... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2017
xygb7dklt
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Ottawa
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44 Stevenson Ln, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1940
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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.

1  Thank Mina-Mary
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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

3  Thank xygb7dklt
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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

1  Thank parmesan
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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

2  Thank Rah-Cha-Cha
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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.

1  Thank retiredteacher157
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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.

1  Thank mrussell54
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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

1  Thank Steve B
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is a strange little museum, and $5 seems almost too much as an entry fee. The caretaker knows a lot about Stevenson. It's in an apartment that Stevenson rented while taking a cure in Saranac Lake. They thought he had TB but he didn't....More

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Reviewed August 19, 2015

This little museum is the result of a harmonic confluence of luck. Although Stevenson only resided here for one winter, this is the greatest compilation of memorabilia representing his life's work. Dr. Trudeau, an expert on Tuberculosis, recommended.the climate of Saranac Lake as a treatment...More

1  Thank Suzanne G
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Reviewed December 12, 2014

Stevenson lived here for a few months just as his literary career was taking off. However, the collection of historical memorabilia and artifacts stretches across his whole, albeit short, life. This place is a must for any student of the author, but also for anyone...More

2  Thank dl15man
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