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Tallac Historic Site

State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-541-5227
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Surprisingly free!

We were shocked that this park was free to enter and park. Some of the buildings offered guided... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CAK314
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Clearwater, Florida
Very Interesting

We really enjoyed walking around and looking at the old homes. There was a lot to look at and it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stacey V
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Hemet, United States
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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+1 530-541-5227

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were shocked that this park was free to enter and park. Some of the buildings offered guided tours for a fee, but the grounds and hiking areas were no charge. The hiking trails are well maintained with nice access points to the lake. Picture...More

1  Thank CAK314
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed walking around and looking at the old homes. There was a lot to look at and it didn't cost anything. The grounds are well maintained.

Thank Stacey V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a lot more time here than we anticipated. There were many historic buildings, wonderfully restored, and really gave a sense of life on the lake in days past.

Thank CTchick31
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are 2 beautiful homes built on Lake Tahoe in the early 1900s by wealthy families. Volunteers have restored the homes and grounds to their original glamour. We purchased tickets $10. each, for the 11:00 tour of the Pope House. We were the only ones...More

1  Thank Jill B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting place to visit. It was free so you can't beat that. Young children may not appreciate the historic value.

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A large family group signed up for the tour of the pope house. Erin, our guide in period dress, escorted us through the house. She presented a detailed history of life at the Pope house in a way that was interesting and entertaining. Erin made...More

1  Thank kevin w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They do not allow visitors into the house or boat house. It is only available for special events. Nice to look at while visiting Richardson's marina next door. Lunch there was good.

Thank John R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this sight has historical significance for Tahoe.It started getting famous because in the 1920s and 30s the rich and famous used to come here in the summer. they built beautiful summer homes that are here. There are gardens and servant areas restored. there are several...More

Thank juliefromtahoe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a free museum and historic site on the shores of South Lake Tahoe that most people will miss unless you find it accidentally bike riding or hiking near Camp Richardson. We took a family bike ride through Camp Richardson to visit Vahalla (a...More

Thank Kent S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very enjoyable place to explore Lake Tahoe History. There is a series of buildings that were occupied by wealthy families who settled in the area in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. There are gardens and trails to enjoy the beautiful...More

1  Thank LavanRose
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geraldpCamrose
November 9, 2015|
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Response from TahoeHeritage | Property representative |
Unfortunately, the Tallac Historic Site is now closed for the winter. The grounds, however are open year-round and it is a lovely place for a walk. We hope you'll visit us next year between Memorial Day and mid September... More
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Laura H
September 17, 2015|
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Response from TahoeHeritage | Property representative |
Unfortunately, the Tallac Historic Site is now closed for the winter. The grounds, however are open year-round and it is a lovely place for a walk. We hope you will visit us next year between Memorial Day and mid September... More
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