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Tallac Historic Site

1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-541-5227
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Interesting place

Lovely lake side walk with history thrown in! very pretty views and the houses were lovely to see... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Merran
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Croydon, United Kingdom
Fun spot

Lots to see and places to explore. Beautiful surroundings and a good bit of history. Fun for all... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Zachary W
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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 AM - 4:00 PM
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 10 March 2018

Lovely lake side walk with history thrown in! very pretty views and the houses were lovely to see. IT is an extensive area, so leave time to see it all.

Thank Merran
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Lots to see and places to explore. Beautiful surroundings and a good bit of history. Fun for all ages.

Thank Zachary W
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

My family used to vacation in Tahoe when I was a child. I remembered the cabins, the pines and wooden ski boats with inboard motors. Visiting Tallac brings back those old Tahoe memories of a time when Lucky Baldwin’s daughter, Anita, built this grand encampment....More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Not only does this area have plenty of historic buildings it also has plenty of information about the early settlers of this area. Information is posted on nicely written signs scattered along the many paths leading to the important areas. It has great photographic opportunities...More

2  Thank F7050NArichardr
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

By a stroke of luck the Forest Service acquired a swath of land between Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe. This includes the Tallac Historic Site which has preserved several gracious, palatial, wood shingled Summer mansions of wealthy Californians built in the early 19th Century....More

1  Thank Howard F
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Join the fun at Tallac. Beautiful breathtaking views. Sand and sun. Cross country along the shoreline or learn the history in the summer. Any time of year a great close by jewel of Tahoe.

Thank Mindfun
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed walking g through this historic site. We even lingered for a while in front of the cabins in rocking chairs. We enjoyed the slow pace and amazing view of the lake.

1  Thank jamesnN9632FV
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The Tallac Historical Landmark and Site is one of the amazing things to see and do in SLT [South Lake Tahoe, CA]. "Lucky" Baldwin

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Get a glimpse of Gatsby era Tahoe as you stroll this beautifully maintained property. Friendly, knowledgeable volunteers conduct tours and staff the visitor's center, but you're also free to roam, or sit and drink in the beauty of the lake from benches or the gazebo....More

1  Thank Ronda K
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Area rich in relatively modern history. Before there was a road around Tahoe everyone took a boat. the VERY rich lived here in luxury and these grounds are well worth a nice stroll. Check out the ruins of Baldwin Casino and the Taylor creek area....More

Thank Bark M
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maboscel
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.
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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
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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