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Tallac Historic Site

State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-541-5227
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Lake Tahoe history

This is a very enjoyable place to explore Lake Tahoe History. There is a series of buildings that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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San Jose, California
Hiking early morning in the historic tallac site

Hiking around tallac is very educational,they have different hiking trails which leads you to their... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Judith C
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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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State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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+1 530-541-5227

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very enjoyable place to explore Lake Tahoe History. There is a series of buildings that were occupied by wealthy families who settled in the area in the late 19th to early 20th centuries. There are gardens and trails to enjoy the beautiful...More

Thank LavanRose
Reviewed 4 days ago

Hiking around tallac is very educational,they have different hiking trails which leads you to their museums and to the emerald lake ,very good experience to encounter the different color of nature at the rainbow hiking trail.

Thank Judith C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped on a drive to Emerald Bay. You can tour the Tallac site for free (there is a small fee to visit the other museums. Travelled with my mother who uses a can and a mobility scooter and the ground was level and easy to...More

Thank lindajeanwilson
Reviewed 1 week ago

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. The solitude of the area is comforting, and there benches strategically placed for...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 an easy walk. The Tallac Historic Site didn't disappoint, it's a culmination of...More

Thank Rachael C
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 parking lot is generous & we were...More

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a neat discovery. Historic cottages, fun to just go around and peek in the windows without a set tour.

Thank cynthiao554
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely, quiet historic site featuring the former country estates (cottages) of wealthy families. These were all built between the late 1880s - 1920s and many of the rooms and homes have been restored. You can take a house tour or two, but...More

Thank Randi K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took a nice walk in early May and completely enjoyed it. Trail is marked with interesting stopping points along the way that talk about the Tahoe flora and fauna. Just nice and mellow.

Thank William B
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We were here in September and rented bikes to ride the trails . We stopped here and it was a great free walking tour of old historic buildings . The Pope house you have to sign up to visit and there is a fee ....More

Thank TipsFromABellman
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geraldpCamrose
Is it open in November
9 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
Hours in October
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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