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Saranac Laboratory Museum

89 Church St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1832
+1 518-891-4606
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Great history

The museum presents a very good overview of the role of Dr. Trudeau and the town of Saranac Lake in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
knoxmaggi
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Brooklyn, New York
A fascinating piece of history

This museum has audio narrations which are some of the betsI have seen. Small cup-like speakers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
90fan
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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.
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89 Church St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1832
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The museum presents a very good overview of the role of Dr. Trudeau and the town of Saranac Lake in diagnosing and treating people with TB in the era prior to antibiotics. The staff member on duty was very happy to answer questions and was...More

Thank knoxmaggi
Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for taking the time to review the Museum, too.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum has audio narrations which are some of the betsI have seen. Small cup-like speakers held to the ear. Very clear, just a minute or 2 long and informative. The exhibits are housed in the actual laboratory used be Edward Trudeau to research tuberculosis,...More

Thank 90fan
Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to visit us and share a review of the Museum! You are right about the stairs - the difficulties of a building from 1894! We are working on a plan to install a lift in the not too distant future,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here because I trained in research and now teach biology. I love visiting places that relate science history. This museum does this masterfully. Replete with not just the research artifacts but also filled with the "voices" of people helped by the many hospitals...More

Thank grmomof2
Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed having you at the Museum and appreciated your helpful feedback and recommendations! Thanks for taking the time to post a review, too!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is Dr. Trudeau's laboratory restored to its original turn of the 20th century state when he and his fellow scientists battled Tuberculosis. His efforts put Saranac Lake on the map. Everyone from Robert Louis Stevenson, author to Christy Mathewson, famed major league pitcher came...More

Thank ccohan9355
Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and review the Museum. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and learned a lot from the exhibits!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband is a scientists, so of course we had to stop at the Saranac Laboratory Museum! This place is wonderfully nerdy, and well-laid-out to take you from the point of diagnosis to recovery from TB in Saranac Lake back in the early 1900s. We're...More

Thank Rah-Cha-Cha
Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit, we're pretty nerdy here! Our special 1920s exhibit is up until the fall of 2018. Thanks for leaving a review!

Reviewed 14 June 2017

This museum reveals what life was like in Saranac Lake at the turn of the century. TB was a prevalent disease that impacted all classes of people. The town of Saranac Lake welcomed all for a chance at a cure. Had it not been for...More

Thank Regina E
Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time both to visit and to review the museum! We appreciate hearing from our visitors, and we are glad you enjoyed the Museum!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

I didn't know much about Dr. Trudeau's work with tuberculosis before visiting this museum, and I found it quite fascinating.

Thank retiredteacher157
Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! We're so glad you enjoyed the museum, and we hope you'll visit us again to check out our new rotating exhibits.

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Restored old Laboratory where Dr. Trudeau did his pioneering research, close to center of town. Well worth the time and the few bucks they charge for admittance.

Thank hettlewine
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Besides the Adirondack Railroad, this is one of the best places to interact with Saranac Lake's rich history. Very informative, educational, and interesting. The low price is more than reasonable. Dr. Trudeau was a pioneer in the field of TB research and very influential in...More

Thank kippo_the_hippo
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Very informative. They have short audio's to listen to and even a few short films. My usually impatient son (age 10) held interest for an hour. A must see.

Thank cnx4789
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Chefnow
25 July 2016|
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Response from Chessie M | Property representative |
Admission is $5 flat rate for adults, and children under the age of 18 are free. We offer free admission to Historic Saranac Lake members, and the museum is participating member of the North American Reciprocal Museum... More
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