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Tallac Historic Site

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Beauty of the past

You can spend all day there, have a picnic and just absorb the beauty. There are tours of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reno, Nevada
It’s closed till 2019, but ok to explore the Public grounds.

Trip advisor & google search said this place is open today; we drove there, found road was closed... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
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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...more
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1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-541-5227
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All reviews pope house self guided tour early years great gatsby step back in time bygone era interesting history camp richardson closed for the season forest service great place to visit shores of lake on display taylor creek visitor center nice walk fallen leaf lake parking lot
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can spend all day there, have a picnic and just absorb the beauty. There are tours of the historic home that is amazing and very informative, There are people there that tend to a garden that is part of the park. Biking and Hiking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank renolaketahoe
Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

Trip advisor & google search said this place is open today; we drove there, found road was closed with gates; we parked our car outside, and we walked about half mile, saw the note posted and said this place is closed till Memorial weekend 2019,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 November 2018

Stop and read the story board displays that explain the Tallac Hotel during it's glory time. Walk the grounds, foundation and get down to the beach for a panoramic view of the lake.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JackP92348
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our walk through this area (even in November). It has a tremendous amount of history with story boards along the way to explain the homes/residences along the paths. Easy for everyone and a very pleasant walk. I will come again!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pat M
Reviewed 1 November 2018

Found this while looking for some beach spots for photos. What a wonderful surprise! The teacupful walk was filled with wildlife, cabins and great views. Plus there where so many squirrels to pose for pics.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DukeClay
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Historical, beautiful and a great place to get out and enjoy the views, smells and all the glory South Lake has to offer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Seaside09389753691
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

My wife and i used to live in this area so we always like to bring newbies here for some exploring. Parking is easy to find, right off 89. Typically the lot is packed in the summer but not so much in the fall. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Allfunallthetime
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Perched right on the lake, this site is a hidden gem. The staff gives tours in the summer. You can also wander around and get an education. Good signage. The location is amazing, right on the shore of the big blue lake. Indigenous wild plants...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank outandabout174
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We came here because we are interested in historic houses and dog beaches! Our dog was not allowed inside the mansions for the tours (one of us stayed behind). We later did the great audio tour on our cell phone. The tour was very interesting...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BruceSteph
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Unfortunately the buildings were closed for the season. We could still stroll in the parks and looks at the building architecture from outside. One can only imagine how the Baldwin family lived here in all it glory

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 August 2018|
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Response from Assistant H | Reviewed this property |
Yes dogs are allowed on a leash and they ask that you bring bags for clean up.
11 June 2018|
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Response from Assistant H | Reviewed this property |
There are dirt paths that I believe can be accessed with wheelchair but the historical buildings may not have ramps. Beautiful area to just go through and be in beautiful South Lake Tahoe
15 April 2018|
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Response from howard1652 | Reviewed this property |
Most of it is. Parking is nearby and paths are paved and level.