Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe

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#1 of 8 in Museums in Lake Tahoe (California)
A century ago, Tallac Historic Site served as a summer retreat for some of San Francisco's elite families. Today, the restored estates attract tourists flocking here to cycle or walk the forested grounds. During the summer, the site offers guided walks, demonstrations, heritage programs, and all kinds of other activities. Check the website for what might be taking place when you visit. For travelers who use our international travel planner, South Lake Tahoe holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tallac Historic Site and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Not only does this area have plenty of historic buildings it also has plenty of information about the early settlers of this area. Information is posted on nicely written signs scattered along the man...  more »
  • By a stroke of luck the Forest Service acquired a swath of land between Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe. This includes the Tallac Historic Site which has preserved several gracious, palatial, wood shi...  more »
  • Join the fun at Tallac. Beautiful breathtaking views. Sand and sun. Cross country along the shoreline or learn the history in the summer. Any time of year a great close by jewel of Tahoe.  more »
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  • Great little find, not too far from the road. the grounds are well kept, and we loved the views. we plan on coming back in spring to see the cotteges themselves.
  • Great glimpse of history in Lake Tahoe must see experience the area as it was in the early 1900's
  • If you're interested in viewing the old estates around Lake Tahoe, this is definitely one to stop at. We also launched kayaks from the beach here and paddles over to Emerald Bay.
  • Charming houses on nice lake beach. Parking on site with all other services.
  • Very beautiful place for taking a stroll. Even when the museum isn't open it's still really scenic!
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