An official Path Through History Site! The Saranac Laboratory was the first lab built in the U.S. for the research of tuberculosis. Historic Saranac Lake painstakingly restored the 1894 building and opened it as the Saranac Laboratory Museum, where visitors can see replicas of the original cabinetry in the main laboratory space, as well as exhibits on scientific research and patient care.Tour the main laboratory space, listen to an audio tour and view a variety of short films on TB and local history. The Saranac Laboratory Museum is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Also open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Memorial Day to Columbus Day. Admission is $5.