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Tallac Historic Site

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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What a great and easy walk!

Thoroughly enjoyed our walk through this area (even in November). It has a tremendous amount of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pat M
Rohnert Park, California
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Amazing blast from the past!

Found this while looking for some beach spots for photos. What a wonderful surprise! The teacupful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
William R
Washington, Utah
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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 turn of the century wealthy families bygone era boat house camp richardson interesting history well worth the visit closed for the season forest service bike ride great place to visit shores of lake
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank Pat M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank William R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Seaside09389753691
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank outandabout174
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank Poonam S
Reviewed 16 October 2018

When we were there the houses were closed for the season, however the grounds are open and well kept with good trails. It was a great hour wandering around seeing the grounds from the outside and exploring. Very scenic and enjoyable. Highly recommend.

Thank RC30319
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We were initially disappointed that Tallac is closed for the season meaning we couldn’t go inside the buildings but you can still stroll the grounds of this fascinating place. If anything we enjoyed it more as the place was so quiet which added to the...More

Thank RICH_0887
Reviewed 9 October 2018

It was closed for the season but still fascinating to stroll the grounds. Never had any idea these old estates from the early 1900s were even there.

Thank Beth M
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Bea R
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 Howard F | Reviewed this property |
Most of it is. Parking is nearby and paths are paved and level.