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Visit the Robert Louis Stevenson House

May 15, 2018
Category: Tourist Attractions in Monterey

The Robert Louis Stevenson House is renowned for its rich historical influence on the city of Monterey. Of all Monterey attractions to consider seeing while in the area, a visit to the Robert Louis House is a necessity. This house is best known for having aided the writer Robert Louis Stevenson, who is now renowned for having written the classic novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Any fans of the works of Robert Louis Stevenson, or anyone interested in a educational experience, will surely find that a trip to the Robert Louis Stevenson House is a must.

About the Robert Louis Stevenson House

The Robert Louis Stevenson House was constructed in the 1830’s, this 2 story adobe was known exclusively as “The French Hotel” by those who took lodging in it. The Robert Louis Stevenson House is best known for having lodged the famous writer Robert Louis Stevenson, for whom the house it was named after, in 1837 when the young author was gravely ill. It was here that Robert Louis Stevenson met and later courted his future wife, Fanny Osbourne. It was within this house that Stevenson wrote The Old Capital in 1879, and where the author gained much of his inspiration for a novel produced later on called Treasure Island.

Robert Louis Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his famous works: Kidnapped, Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and A Child’s Garden of Verses. He is the 26th most translated author in the world, and his writing is known all over the globe. The Robert Louis Stevenson House contains several first edition books, manuscripts, and belongings of the author on several displays, making it the perfect place to visit to learn more about this renowned author.

One of the highlights of visiting the Robert Louis Stevenson House is that there are guided tours offered within the facility. Of all Monterey guided tours one can receive in the area, a tour of this house is a luxury that will provide you with the best understanding of the history and influence of Robert Louis Stevenson. More information on how to book tours at the Robert Louis Stevenson House can be found here. In addition to this, the Stevenson Monterey hotel is located only 2 minutes away from this attraction, making it the ideal place to stay at while exploring the Robert Louis Stevenson House in comparison to other Monterey Hotels.

The Robert Louis Stevenson House can be reached from the Stevenson Monterey Hotel by heading north on Abrego Street for of a mile, before making a left onto Pearl Street, followed by another left onto Houston Street. The house is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April through October.

Stay at Stevenson Monterey

Enjoy your stay at the Stevenson Monterey while visiting the Robert Louis Stevenson House. Conveniently located only 2 minutes away from the hotel, Stevenson Monterey offers the lowest rates available when you book directly at: www.thestevensonmonterey.com.