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“Beautiful museum, but keep your head down!”

Robert Louis Stevenson Museum
Ranked #57 of 118 things to do in St. Helena
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Owner description: The Robert Louis Stevenson Museum is a treasured institution in St. Helena, California. The Museum was first opened in 1969 and for nearly 50 years has been dedicated to connecting the life, works, and times of author Robert Louis Stevenson. For those who want an intimate and engaging look at this beloved author of such classics as Treasure Island and Strange Case of Jekyll and Hyde, this museum is a must see. Our staff is friendly and informative about RLS, his life, and his time living in St. Helena. If our days and hours do not fit your visit, please contact us about setting up a private tour!
Reviewed February 10, 2010

Recommended to visit before you hit the wineries, as there is a lot of interesting information, beautiful personal photographs and stories to learn about Robert Louis Stevenson (RLS). The beauty and uniqueness of the collection is in the fact that it takes the term "bibliophile" to a whole new level. Norman H. Strouse, collector and founder of the museum bequeathed many first editions and personal belongings of RLS. From his desk, to his bookshelves, to a mirror which hung in his home, this beautiful collection will connect you to one of the world's most fascinating and well-traveled authors in history. A word of caution: Do not speak to the curators unless you know nothing about RLS! They don't take well to tourists who point out that the Scotsman was only in California for less than a year, and will bite your head off for it. The funny thing is, they won't berate children for touching, leaning on, or otherwise leaving their mark on the exhibitions. Go now while it's still in good condition!

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