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Stevenson House

Monterey State Historic Park, 530 Houston St., Monterey, CA
+1 831-649-7118
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Good area with many sites

We just wandered around this historic area, read the history and looked at the buildings. Well... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Phoenix, Arizona
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 11 August 2017
Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 Dec 2017
“Good area with many sites”
11 Aug 2017
“stevenson house yes and no”
Monterey State Historic Park, 530 Houston St., Monterey, CA
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

We just wandered around this historic area, read the history and looked at the buildings. Well worth the visit. Love the original structures were saved.

Thank lolabwoods
Reviewed 11 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

2  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.

Thank Holi-Ray
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,...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 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...More

6  Thank Jackie H
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....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 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...More

7  Thank Bartholomew2
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.

1  Thank FERJDR
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