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Saranac Laboratory Museum

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

Museum had a lot of interesting displays and information, not very big though. Could easily go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
1Travelerfrom
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Fascinating History

This small museum provides fascinating information on Saranac Lake's role in the early attempts to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mina-Mary
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Austin, Texas
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Museum had a lot of interesting displays and information, not very big though. Could easily go through the whole place in 45 minutes. $5 admission.More

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

Thank you for taking the time to visit us! We are of course limited by the size of our historic building, but I will say that every visitor's experience varies as far as time spent in the museum. Depending on your level of interest and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This small museum provides fascinating information on Saranac Lake's role in the early attempts to treat and cure TB. Worth a visit.

Thank Mina-Mary
Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to visit and review the museum! We're glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

We visited the Saranac Lab and found the exhibits interesting. We asked a lot of questions and the staff was fabulous.

Thank 6happyhikers
Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're glad we could help and also glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for taking the time to review us!

Reviewed 4 September 2017

How interesting to learn of the town's hospitality to TB patients many years ago. The Museum is well equipped with listening devices, photographs and biography information of many of the wide-ranging patients. Comic strip writer, Gary Trudeau is a descendant of the founding doctor. Donations...More

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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thanks for visiting the Museum and letting others know about your visit!

Reviewed 24 August 2017

TB claimed the lives of millions of Americans from all walks of life well into the 20th century. Dr. Trudeau, a TB sufferer himself, instituted the Saranac Laboratory to combat the disease by seeking a cure. The Lab he founded has been preserved and maintained...More

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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Museum and share about your experience! We do offer rotating tours of various historic sites, including an example of a cure cottage, primarily in the summer time. If anyone is interested in taking one of the tours,...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

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

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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

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

Reviewed 14 August 2017 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

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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

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 29 July 2017 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

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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

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 27 July 2017

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

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Chessie M, Museum Administrator at Saranac Laboratory Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

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 21 July 2017

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 22 July 2017

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!

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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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