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Tallac Historic Site

State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA
530 541 5227
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families.
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families.

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phoenix
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

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Lethbridge, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

The site is quite large. We were there for 2 hours and only had time to walk thru the Anita Baldwin Cottage and the Baldwin Estate and Museum. The view of the Lake Tahoe was fantastic from both buildings. The grounds outside the cottage contained a Native Garden of natural food and medicinal plants. The cottage displayed period artifacts and... More 

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Selma, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Relaxing walk, good for all ages and abilities including handicapped. Interesting history and the volunteer staff is always willing to share their knowledge.

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Walked through this area and read about it and walked out to the beach from the main building. Looks like an excellent place for a wedding or party. Quiet and way off the road.

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Sisters, Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful views from the beach area! Nice to learn some history about the first visitors/residence to Lake Tahoe!

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Would have like to see the inside, but apparently after September a lot of things close down. Pretty from the outside though and was able to read the history of the buildings on plaques outside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

A nostalgic tour of these historic estates takes you back a 100 years. Makes you wonder how they vacationed without our modern conveniences?

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We went to the Historic site and were really impressed with the site that Mr Baldwin picked along Lake Tahoe. He was obviously very rich like the Hearst's, Rockefeller's, and the Huntington's. He had refrigeration at the turn of the century and lived a comfortable but not an obvious lavish lifestyle. The tour we took told us about how he... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The history was great, the grounds amazing! Wish we would have had more time to explore. And wish The Pope House would have been open for tours.

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carlsbad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Going back in time to 1920. We had a tour by James who was knowledgeable and taught us how life was in in that time. There are restored homes and several servants buildings displayed with time period furniture, clothing, personal items of servants who worked for the wealthy families of the estates.Can't wait to go back to the Great Gatsby... More 

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