Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe

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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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  • The Historic Site is a very well maintained area, where bikers, visitors with dogs (on leashes),and families wander and learn about the families who built and lived in these very interesting houses. T...  more »
  • We visited South Tahoe today and stopped at the visitors center on our way, the volunteer working recommended we check out Tallac Historic Site for a unique, waterfront, historical location that was a...  more »
  • We had time to kill before we could check into the campground. This is right across the road from Fallen Leaf Lake, off Hwy 89. Going North from South Lake Tahoe on the right side of the road.The park...  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!