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Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum...

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Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage and Museum was the home of renowned author Robert Louis, he was the author of the best sellers "Treasure Island" and "The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde". The author stayed in this cottage to recover from a chronic illness during 1887-1888. During his stay he wrote a novel that was published in 1889. The cottage and now museum contains the largest collection of Robert Louis Stevenson Memorabilia. The museum was added to the national register of historic places in 1992. The cottage and museum are open to tours July through September, the cottage is located at Saranac lake, New York.

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  • Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish writer whose first successful novel was 'The treasure Island". This book was published in 1883.
  • The renowned author wrote many books, short stories and essays, including, "kidnapped", "The black arrow", "The wrong box", "The wrecker" and many more.
  • Robert Louis stayed in the cottage to recover from Tuberculosis, and he did recover somewhat from his illness.
  • The cottage belonging to the author is well-preserved, the small museum is packed with information and memorabilia related to the renowned author.
  • During his stay in the cottage he wrote "The master of Ballantrae" published in 1889 that was later made into a film.
  • Guided tours of the cottage and museum are available. The interior of the cottage depicts the living of the residents, the author's and his family.

Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial Cottage Insider Tips

  • Plenty of parking is available.

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