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Tallac Historic Site

1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-541-5227
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Very fun

Week long vacation, had toured much of the area and beautiful the lake views. Decided to tour this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
palmtreelover1023
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Madison, Wisconsin
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A sense of the past

This site really gives you a peek at the past in this area. The preservation is outstanding and the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
twidner66
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Boise
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A Historic Site made up of 3 Estates built between 1894 and 1930. Each Estate has something different and exciting for visitors to do and see! Learn the amazing history of this area in the free museum, then stroll through the former summer homes and gardens of four wealthy gilded-age families. Guided, self-guided, and private tours are available.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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+1 530-541-5227
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Week long vacation, had toured much of the area and beautiful the lake views. Decided to tour this historic site as we drove by several times before. So glad we did, we enjoyed it very much! We loved seeing all of the historic buildings and...More

1  Thank palmtreelover1023
Reviewed 6 days ago

This site really gives you a peek at the past in this area. The preservation is outstanding and the Tahoe community should be proud.

Thank twidner66
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came upon this by chance but was amazing and we spent about 2 hours wandering around. It was free but you made a donation at the end. What a change for the US where you feel like you are charged for everything and even...More

Thank Quinns24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to the South Lake Tahoe area encompassed the very busy Labor Day Holiday weekend. On Sunday, we decided that maybe heading to a site with "Historic" in the name might be less of a crowd draw. We were correct. Parking was available and...More

Thank skarolek
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Throughly enjoyed this little tour. So much history and actual artifacts of the early times of Tahoe. Take your time out to visit and enjoy this historic site

Thank belindalynn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's super close to camp Richardson, the beacon and the beach. Take a walk around and check out the buildings then go on a hike!

1  Thank eric F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to this part of Lake Tahoe several times and enjoyed wandering the grounds and peeking in the windows of the historic homes. To my delight, on our last visit the homes were open. I was fascinated as much by the stories posted...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We planned on an hour to check out the Baldwin museum and the lake shore and head up to Fallen Leaf Lake, but ended up spending the entire afternoon walking around, plus returning next day afternoon to enjoy the lapping waves at the beach, never...More

Thank Kay L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was well worth the visit. Very well done exhibits, and well maintained property and grounds. Great views here as well. Highly recommend this stop.

Thank wildcatsfan86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a neat place to visit; didn't even know it was there. Just saw it on way to Emerald Bay Inspiration Point. Very interesting history about the early days of Lake Tahoe. Very nicely done.

Thank Richard R
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Mike2120
22 August 2017|
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Response from stephaniewoolsey | Reviewed this property |
There is a trolley in the summer, which will take you south to the South Y transit center or north to Tahoe City transit center. From the South Y transit center you can catch the BlueGo bus. The trolley runs about once an... More
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geraldpCamrose
10 November 2015|
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Response from TahoeHeritage | Property representative |
Unfortunately, the Tallac Historic Site is now closed for the winter. The grounds, however are open year-round and it is a lovely place for a walk. We hope you'll visit us next year between Memorial Day and mid September... More
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Laura H
17 September 2015|
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Response from TahoeHeritage | Property representative |
Unfortunately, the Tallac Historic Site is now closed for the winter. The grounds, however are open year-round and it is a lovely place for a walk. We hope you will visit us next year between Memorial Day and mid September... More
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