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“Wow, Surprise Find For Us!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stevenson House

Stevenson House
Ranked #50 of 101 things to do in Monterey
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San Ramon, California
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234 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Wow, Surprise Find For Us!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

My hubby and & I drove up to Monterey to spend four days in town to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary this year. We discovered that down the street from where we dined for breakfast was the Stevenson House.

Neither of us knew that Robert Louis Stevenson had lived in Monterey for three and a half months in 1879 until our recent visit! Unfortunately, the Stevenson House itself wasn't open the day we visited, but the gardens were open at the back of the building and they were in exquisite form. Spring has sprung and many beautiful flowers were in bloom. Birds were singing and chirping. Several benches were available to sit on and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. I'm so glad we stopped by as this historical landmark was a far cry more peaceful than the hustle and bustle of Cannery Row and The Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Visited April 2013
3 Thank LisaandRod93013
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English first
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Interesting and atmospheric”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Sadly when we visited, only the garden was open, but this didn't spoil our enjoyment. It was a pleasure to sit on a bench surrounded by plants and shrubs, soaking up the peace and quiet. Peering through the windows allowed a glimpse of the interior and furniture - we'd like to visit again.

Visited October 2012
2 Thank Andrew B
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Monterey, California
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29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Classic Monterey History”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

It's called "Stevenson House" because Robert Louis Stevenson stayed there (it's original name was "French House Hotel". Best time to go is during "Christmas in the Adobes": period clothing, an invaluable 1860s Monterey experience and a town clothed in its history.

1 Thank HonoreH
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