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Robert Louis Stevenson Cottage Museum

Olympic Byway, State Rt. 3 and State Rt. 86, near Saranac Lake in Franklin County

The Stevenson Cottage is a 19th century structure in beautiful Saranac Lake where the famed author, Robert Louis Stevenson spent the winter of 1887-1888.

Here in this quaint old farmhouse you are taken back to the year 1887 when the immortal author of Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson, came from Bournemouth, England to live in Saranac Lake. Still preserved in its original state, you will see the largest collection of personal mementos in America, such as Stevenson's velvet smoking jacket with a sprig of heather in the breast pocket which was sent from Scotland by a member of the Stevenson Society of America, the ice skates Stevenson wore to cut a fancy figure on nearby Moody Pond, his yachting cap, childhood photographs, a lock of his hair, original letters, and literally hundreds of articles of Stevenson lore. In the mantle piece over the fireplace are burns in the wood where Stevenson left cigarettes. The furniture in the rooms is that which he and his family used.

Closest Community:

Saranac Lake

Closest Byway:Olympic Byway
Distance from Byway:near
Closest Route #:State Rt. 3 and State Rt. 86
Months Occurring:july and august
Best Time:

July to mid-Sept, 9:30 - 4:30, closed Mondays

Indoors or Outdoors:indoor
Admission Fee:yes


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