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Saranac Laboratory Museum

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The 1894 brick building on Church Street near Hotel Saranac displays artifacts of the first medical... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
xygb7dklt
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Small informaive museum.

Self touring museum, informative about the tuberculosis epidemic, the treatment and the people who... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
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Built in 1894, The Saranac Laboratory was the first lab built in the U.S. for the research of tuberculosis. Historic Saranac Lake painstakingly restored the building and opened it as a museum in 2009. The museum is open with exhibits on scientific...more
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89 Church St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1832
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

The 1894 brick building on Church Street near Hotel Saranac displays artifacts of the first medical research laboratory in th US established by Dr. Edward Trudeau for the study of tuberculosis (TB). Self-guided exhibits on two floors deal with scientific investigations and patient care at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to visit us and leaving such a thoughtful and helpful review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope you'll come see us again as our exhibits change.

Reviewed October 15, 2018

Self touring museum, informative about the tuberculosis epidemic, the treatment and the people who came to Lake Saranac. Read all the material, interesting personal stories about the people who came here, wealthy, common and famous. There was an informative and fun exhibit about the Roaring...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to visit our museum and leave a review! We're glad you enjoyed the museum and we hope you'll pay us a visit if you're in the Saranac Lake area again as our exhibits change every couple of years.

Reviewed September 17, 2018

This building and what occurred here are what made the town of Saranac Lake so famous. The history of tuberculosis, creating treatments and finding a cure are well presented. This is an interesting place, full of history. If you like history, this is a must-see...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and learning about our unique history! Our 1920s exhibit is closing in November, so we hope you (and others) will visit us when our new exhibit...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

We visited this museum while vacationing in the area. Great self guided tour with many interesting audio and visual displays housed in an original building. We found this little museum to be a fascinating part of Adirondack history. Not to be missed if spending any...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

A great museum highlighting the history of tuberculosis in Saranac Lake, NY. So interesting to learn about the disease and treatments through real patient experiences.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and learned something new. We hope you'll come back to see us when we change our rotating exhibits, too.

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Stopped at the museum and loved the bits of history about Saranac Lake and the Adirondacks. Worth the time to go see.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit the museum and leave a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time and recommended it to others. We hope you come back to visit us again and see our new exhibit that will be up this spring!

Reviewed July 24, 2018

This small museum packs a lot into a 45 minute to 1 hour visit! The first large room has historical instruments, reports, and photographs of the pioneering work on TB that three generations of Dr.'s Trudeau did. In the next room there is interesting information...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit us and leave a review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the museum and learned a lot about our unique history. We hope you'll visit us again in the future as our special exhibits change...More

Reviewed February 5, 2018

The best part of history is when you can immerse yourself in the physicality of it. At the Saranac Laboratory Museum you walk through the actual laboratory where Dr. Trudeau did research on tuberculosis. Great displays of lab paraphernalia, but if you're not into science...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Thank you so much for visiting the Museum and taking the time to write a review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and got to see some of the other Saranac Lake sights, too.

Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

Museum had a lot of interesting displays and information, not very big though. Could easily go through the whole place in 45 minutes. $5 admission.More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit us! We are of course limited by the size of our historic building, but I will say that every visitor's experience varies as far as time spent in the museum. Depending on your level of interest and...More

Reviewed September 24, 2017

This small museum provides fascinating information on Saranac Lake's role in the early attempts to treat and cure TB. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to visit and review the museum! We're glad you enjoyed it!

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Admission is $5 flat rate for adults, and children under the age of 18 are free. We offer free admission to Historic Saranac Lake members, and the museum is participating member of the North American Reciprocal Museum... More
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