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. 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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  • 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 »
  • My family and I enjoyed walking g through this historic site. We even lingered for a while in front of the cabins in rocking chairs. We enjoyed the slow pace and amazing view of the lake.  more »
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  • 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!
  • The best place to walk and forgot the stress Whit the amazing view.
  • 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.

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