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Stevenson House

Monterey State Historic Park, 530 Houston St., Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-7118
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stevenson house yes and no

not too far from old downtown Monterey is a old barn like building that onetime served as an hotel... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
gbangs59
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Cartago, Costa Rica
Jewel of a place

Part of the historic path walk, we came across Stevenson House. Interesting history to this... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
Holi-Ray
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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11 Aug 2017
“stevenson house yes and no”
10 Oct 2016
“Jewel of a place”
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Monterey State Historic Park, 530 Houston St., Monterey, CA
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

not too far from old downtown Monterey is a old barn like building that onetime served as an hotel. only one floor to visit-downstairs. the 2nd floor apartments are unsafe to walk up. supposedly Stevenson stay at one of these apartments. nobody knows for sure....More

1  Thank gbangs59
Reviewed 11 October 2016

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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Reviewed 23 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,...More

1  Thank Stephen D
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...More

1  Thank northernk
Reviewed 30 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...More

6  Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 24 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....More

3  Thank mini
Reviewed 18 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.

4  Thank Dianna430
Reviewed 30 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...More

7  Thank Bartholomew2
Reviewed 18 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.

1  Thank FERJDR
Reviewed 16 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...More

5  Thank Monica H
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