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Address: Monterey State Historic Park, 530 Houston St., Monterey, CA
Phone Number: +1 831-649-7118
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Jewel of a place

Part of the historic path walk, we came across Stevenson House. Interesting history to this colonial style building with lovely garden to explore. All tucked away in seclusion in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Part of the historic path walk, we came across Stevenson House. Interesting history to this colonial style building with lovely garden to explore. All tucked away in seclusion in the old town district.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

What a lovely building and gardens, in central Monterey. Beutiful gardens which even when the building is closed, one can sit, relax, walk around admiring the flora and the tranquil peace of the place. For Robert Louis Stevenson fans, this is a must see location, where he spent several months prior to his wedding after travelling from Scotland.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Could wonder around the house and out back, but no way to enter this. Sounds like a great disappointment for most since they have closed off the Monterey Adobe homes except for the special holiday christmas events. Still it was nice to see. Stevenson wasn't really here very long and there is still some missing information but does it really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

This jewel is opened and closed by the Park Ranger, with hours from 10-4. It was so secluded, lovely, private, and restive, I returned the following day...A bit of history that might have passed me by, if I hadn't been idly wondering by...Worth putting it on your list if you journey to the downtown.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

This 2 story historic adobe in Monterey State Historic Park was a rooming house, also known as the French Hotel. Author Robert Louis Stevenson stayed there a few months. It was also a historic rooming house that housed families, government officials, artists, writers and fishermen. We have visited a number of times. Our favorite time however was when we visited... More 

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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

This old adobe it chock full of history. Definitly a must see if you believe in ghosts....eerie. Check the schedule, there are night tours available for those of you that a brave enough.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

If you are a RL Stevenson reader, or just interested in early CA history and times gone by, this little museum is really neat. You will find yourself learning far more than anticipated just by standing there and soaking in the pictures and listening to the docents talks. If you know anything about Stevenson, you will be surprised at what... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

Some of the best Stevenson items outside of Scotland. The docents are eager to share their knowledge. You can almost imagine how it was when he lived in Monterey.

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

The Stevenson House was a rooming house when Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish author, visited Monterey in 1879. He needed a place to stay and used one of the upstairs rooms for a short stay. Years later his heirs donated a fabulous personal artifacts collection the the State with the express wish that it be displayed in the house he... More 

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 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... More 

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