Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe

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#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. Tallac Historic Site is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, South Lake Tahoe Edition.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Very enjoyable wandering around the buildings and seeing how life was when these original families built at Lake Tahoe.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    Very nice walk, easy access, free to visit and park. Traffic is a bit much on the highway so expect a slow drive there.  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    In the midst of crazy, busy South Lake Tahoe is this oasis of calmness. Tallac lets you step back into the past to get a taste of Lake Tahoe when life was more simple and, in this case luxurious, on t...  more »
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  • May 8, 2017
    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.
  • May 29, 2017
    Beautiful historic site. I recommend it to anyone that likes to learn about the history of lake Tahoe
  • May 17, 2017
    Really nice spot to visit. Lots of history and beautiful lake views.
  • May 1, 2017
    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.
  • August 3, 2016
    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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