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“Historical Gem”

Saranac Laboratory Museum
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Owner description: Built in 1894, The Saranac Laboratory was the first lab built in the U.S. for the research of tuberculosis. Historic Saranac Lake painstakingly restored the building and opened it as a museum in 2009. The museum is open with exhibits on scientific research and patient care. Historic Saranac Lake is not-for-profit architectural preservation organization that captures and presents local history from our center at the Saranac Laboratory Museum.
Albany, NY
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Historical Gem”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

It provided a well rounded history of Dr. Trudeau's work treating TB. The curator there was most helpful in printing out other materials to aid us in finding the cure cottages and buildings at the Sanitorium which are not open to the public but interesting to drive by nonetheless. An added point of interest was that Ursula Trudeau stopped by while we were there to check on her hat display that was unique. I do like her art work as well.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Northern New York State
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A museum of the history of Saranac Lake especially the history of the TB cure years.”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Friendly people, well informed staff, innovative exhibits and it is in the historic lab where Dr. Trudeau did much of his work.

Visited July 2013
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Howard Beach
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“History of Saranac Lake”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

An excellent place to start if you're interested in learning how and why Saranac Lake developed. Volunteer was very informative.

Visited July 2013
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Saranac Lake
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The history of TB”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

This renovated home is now a museum and tells the history of curing in the Adirondacks back in the early 1900s. They share their story with the local school children and are very knowledgeable. Well worth stopping by and learning about TB.

Visited June 2013
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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163 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Most interesting and informative tour.”
Reviewed 1 July 2013 via mobile

Beautiful building with an interesting history. Curing TB was the reason this town grew. R and R in the fresh mountain air was the cure for TB at the time. Dr. Trudeau was the American leader in developing the cure. Learn more by visiting his lab.

Visited June 2013
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