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Address: State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 15305415227
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

A Historic Site made up of 3 Estates built between 1894 and 1930. Each...

A Historic Site made up of 3 Estates built between 1894 and 1930. Each Estate has something different and exciting for visitors to do and see! Learn the amazing history of this area in the free museum, then stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families. Guided, self-guided, and private tours are available.

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Totally didn't meant to end up here, but spent two hours looking at EVERYTHING!

I love history, I love storytelling, I love architecture, I love Native American accurate portrayal, I love a great gift shop, I love clean restrooms. This place is AMAZING! How... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
kcdenman
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Fair Oaks, California

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love history, I love storytelling, I love architecture, I love Native American accurate portrayal, I love a great gift shop, I love clean restrooms. This place is AMAZING! How did I not know it existed! We turned down the wrong road, were going to turn around when we saw this elaborate village along the lake. I would so go... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We rented bikes from Anderson's Bike Rental (a great place to rent bikes) and set off on the paved Forest Bike Path. We came across the Tallac Historic Site and spent more than an hour going through the many old mansions and buildings. It added a major plus to what was already a wonderful outing.

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Campbell, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed Pope house tour on the last day it was open for the year. Volunteer docent was very good and dressed in period clothes.

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Thank Ann D
Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A really cool old "camp" on the lake with well preserved buildings and period vehicles. We had my 85 year old mom who found it a challenge to walk around

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for those interested in early 1900 century history. In excellent bath path and is a good place to get off the bike and walk around. We've been here in the fall and winter and you could only go into some of the buildings in the fall.

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Lake Tahoe Area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This historical site is glimpse of the aristocratic life in Tahoe. It and surrounding area is well worth an afternoon.

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here on Sunday September 4th. We took a tour of the Pope house and really enjoyed the tour with our tour guide Sylvia. We then checked out the other places and appreciated that the buildings were open for people to see inside them and the descriptions that went along with them. I would recommend this... More 

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Tooele, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Lake Tahoe, I would recommend visiting this place as it is absolutely beautiful and takes you back in time to the 1920's. It is free to visit but they close at 4 PM and there is not a whole lot of parking but well worth the wait if you have to wait for a spot.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we visted it was free entrance. Got to see the lovely historical cottages and some historical items they have preserved. A nice experience for children to learn about historical places!

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Concord
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed riding a bike along the historical sites in Lake Tahoe specifically Baldwin House , great customer service from Matthew who explained everything anybody would need to know about the history of this Landmark / property.

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