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Address: State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number:
+1 530-541-5227
Today
10:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

A Historic Site made up of 3 Estates built between 1894 and 1930. Each...

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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Tahoe History, Easy Walk/Hike, Beautiful Views, Free

Interesting, friendly US Forrest Service staff, beautiful and free! Really takes you back to the early days of Tahoe. It is near the beach, although heavily wooded, so even on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting, friendly US Forrest Service staff, beautiful and free! Really takes you back to the early days of Tahoe. It is near the beach, although heavily wooded, so even on warmer summer days, it can be cool in the trees. Worth a visit on the way around the lake, or to/from Emerald Bay.

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Wildomar, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first time there, and we loved the history of the site. The lumber used was amazing. It was a really cold day for us SoCal folks.

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Tahoe Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The Tallac Historic Site is great for the traveler who appreciates the rustic elegance that was befitting the finest families of the 1920's. It is a wonderful journey into the serenity and enjoyment of life afforded the early winter or summer visitors to this gem of America.

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Northern CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My friends and I walked here from the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. Great walk & the site is so pretty. We brought books and sat in the gazebo and read. Unfortunately, the buildings were closed. I will have to go back for a tour when it's open. Great place to visit.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wonderful easy walking path right along the lake and on the edge of forest ending on beautiful beach.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We visited the Tallac Historic Site. It includes the Baldwin Museum, Pope Estate and Valhalla. Its a fun way to see how the rich and famous once lived at Lake Tahoe. Its open in the summer time. In the winter its closed.

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Brentwood, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you visit the Taylor creek visitor center you can take a pleasant hike to these couple of ruins by the lake. My 7 year old son really enjoyed the remnants of the casino by the lake.

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California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I really enjoyed walking the grounds viewing the historic building etc. The beach was a lovely spot to sit and have lunch. Very quiet and serene. Hard to believe with the crazy weekend traffic on the highway a short ways out.

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Thank CaliforniaBliss
Toledo, OHIO, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a great place to see some of the great history of Tahoe. Great for kids and adult alike. We rented bikes and got in for free because we were not in a car.

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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My husband and I actually biked through this area because the bike trail goes right through it. If you are into a history lesson, then stop, but we weren't too excited about it. Enjoyed the biking far better!

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