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Robert Louis Stevenson Museum

1490 Library Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574-1143
+1 707-963-3757
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This small museum is delightful with it's well informed and friendly curator. A hidden visitor's... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Douglas L
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RLS museum

I didn't know much about RLS before our trip to Napa. In less than an hour at this museum, you will... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Kim K
Burbank, California, United States
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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!
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  • Average3%
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1490 Library Ln, St. Helena, CA 94574-1143
+1 707-963-3757
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

This small museum is delightful with it's well informed and friendly curator. A hidden visitor's gem in Sta. Elena.

Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 4 May 2017

I didn't know much about RLS before our trip to Napa. In less than an hour at this museum, you will know and appreciate this author's life story. The docent was informative and pleasant; knowledgeable without boring you. Looking around without her explanations would not...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 8 April 2017

When one reaches a time in life where history and travel holds a deeper meaning, it's deeply satisfying to encounter a museum like the Stevenson. Honestly, I hadn't read Stevenson's works until after my visit (Hey, put down those stones), but if you've been to...More

1  Thank SageTraveler
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Presley and the staff at the museum are very knowledgeable. There is an amazing amount of personal items and information. Well worth the time!

Thank Carlene54
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I spent a wonderful hour learning about Stevenson and the museum - so much I didn't know! I had a great conversation with the person on duty, sharing insights and theatrical ideas. What a lovely experience

1  Thank 18dolphin18
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The hours are a bit odd due to staffing. An interesting connection to Napa Valley. The artifacts paint a picture of this author's life

1  Thank Ravenn2
Reviewed 20 September 2016

It is remarkable that St Helena has such a large collection of Robert Louis Stevenson items. We thoroughly enjoyed learning more about this author's life. Our host for a tour of the museum items was extremely knowledgeable and willing to spend as much time with...More

1  Thank S Kenneth B
Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a charming and comprehensive collection of Stevenson memorabilia, adjacent to a library. The staff person took the time to discuss Stevenson's life without hurrying us, even though we arrived after closing time.

Thank inweinberg
Reviewed 1 July 2016

A most interesting insight to Robert Louis Stevenson. The director of the museum is so knowledgeable and interesting and is a must to talk to. This visit and talk with the director on Stevenson's life was the highlight of my day. Many thanks well worth...More

Thank Rick A
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I had visited Braemar, Scotland, where Stevenson stayed and wrote for a time. When I saw this museum in nearby St. Helena, I knew I wanted to go. I was not disappointed. The museum employee was knowledgeable and enthusiastic for the subject, and I learned...More

1  Thank Zoey1996
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