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Saranac Laboratory Museum

89 Church St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-1832
+1 518-891-4606
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This museum reveals what life was like in Saranac Lake at the turn of the century. TB was a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Regina E
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Georgia
So interesting!

I didn't know much about Dr. Trudeau's work with tuberculosis before visiting this museum, and I... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2017
retiredteacher157
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Florence, Alabama
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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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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 18 May 2017

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

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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 14 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 23 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 7 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
Reviewed 4 September 2016

If, like me,you have driven past this museum dozens of times, stop and pay it a visit. I finally did wander in, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The museum building, which really had been the laboratory, is nicely laid out, with a mixture of old equipment...More

Thank isobel c
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A good stop for those interested in medical history or Adirondack history. Tells the story of TB treatment in Saranac Lake. It's small so won't take a big chunk of your day, though you can extend the experience by watching multiple videos and listening to...More

1  Thank Kmtsg
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This was a good stop. At $5 per person it was a good value. The "antique" medical equipment was exceptionally interesting. We were interested in how much some of the old instruments, that were viewed as quackery, resemble currently used medical techniques. We had some...More

1  Thank suebruno
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

This is a real find. Very well illustrated Very interesting. Spent an hour and a half. $5 to enter but educational.

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped at the museum while driving through Saranac Lake. It is a very well organized museum - great artifacts, just the right amount of reading and audio spots. The woman on staff answered all of our questions and was very happy...More

Thank TTM489
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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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