Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe

4.7
#1 of 6 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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  • We stopped by and had very nice time walking the grounds and the gardens. The area is full of history of the people that lived there. All the cabins and buildings are well taken care of. Unfortunately...  more »
  • cold, suppose to snow on Thursday/Friday - the colors of fall are amazing too! squirrels were dropping pine cones all around us - getting ready for winter!  more »
  • We stopped in an hour before they closed for the day and since it was not crowded we easily got to take in all of the historical buildings and beautiful shoreline. It is well worth your time visiting ...  more »
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  • A wonderful walk-about of 3 wealthy estates who gifted their beautiful Lake Tahoe beach front properties back to the Forest Service. Beautiful vistas, beautiful homes, etc. The homes are boarded up this time of year. Opened up for tourist season. It was still most enjoyable.
  • Beautiful historic site. I recommend it to anyone that likes to learn about the history of lake Tahoe
  • Really nice spot to visit. Lots of history and beautiful lake views.
  • Museum was closed when we went to visit. We were able to walk around the grounds, but would've enjoyed it more with a guided tour.
  • Cool vibes! Makes great for a pic nik or walk! Great shaded areas and close to a beach! It has a lot of cool historical pieces like old gas filling stations, a blacksmith! (he was actually there) a boat ramp for old time boats, exhibits, and gift shop!

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