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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
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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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Learning from history

Our family enjoyed reading and learning about the early settlers to the Lake Tahoe area. So many of the lodges and areas were free to visit, and all of the Forest Service people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our family enjoyed reading and learning about the early settlers to the Lake Tahoe area. So many of the lodges and areas were free to visit, and all of the Forest Service people and volunteers were very helpful!

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Bangor, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We happened on this museum unexpectedly while in South Lake Tahoe recently. It was very interesting to read some of the history of the Washoe Indians and spent a very enjoyable morning here. Highly recommend a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I wish they could reconstruct the casino. The grounds are well kept. Self tours & guided tours. A boat house to individual cabins. A historic tour of early South Lake Tahoe history.

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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a hidden gem! From the easy access to the museum/buildings/walk to the lake, we immensely enjoyed our visit.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Historical, great grounds, well maintained I love history, so quite amazed with the first settlers Learning about the first occupants of the old cottages. Exhibits were plenty. Great grounds to picnic and swim in the lake. Love the park

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lucky Baldwin left Racine, WI to join the California gold rush in 1853. He became a key player in the San Francisco Stock Exchange. In 1880, he bought a resort in South Lake Tahoe which he named Tallac House. It attracted wealthy vacationers and other wealthy folks brought land next to his. His daughter Anita inherited the property and lived... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love coming here. We are locals but this has to be one of my favorite places to visit. Early mornings are the most peaceful time to just sit and absorb the beauty surrounding you but during operating hours it's fascinating to visit the historical homes. How they lived is amazing! Such opulence for the era, but at the same time... More 

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the hour or so to stop here and enjoy this historic site. Parking may be an issue but people come and go quite frequently so be patient. This is a beautiful place to see and the people that had lived there had an amazing view from there front porch. the blacksmith was busy at work but stopped to... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering through the grounds of the compound was a journey back to another era. The many servants quarters made it clear what life was like before machines replaced many of the functions we take for granted today. There were nannies quarters, butlers quarters, gardeners quarters, cooks quarters, laundry quarters and many guest houses. The natural surroundings were so tranquil and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had read about the Tallac Historic Site on Tripadvisor, had some extra time and decided to stop. I'm glad we did. It was beautiful and very relaxing. Make sure you stop at the museum first and get a map of the grounds. It is helpful, and explains the different buildings. The site is in a very relaxing setting. I... More 

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