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Tallac Historic Site

1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-541-5227
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Trip down memory lane at Lake Tahoe

By a stroke of luck the Forest Service acquired a swath of land between Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Howard F
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Berkeley, United States
A touch of historic Tahoe on the beach

Join the fun at Tallac. Beautiful breathtaking views. Sand and sun. Cross country along the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mindfun
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“baldwin house” (10 reviews)
“great gatsby” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Howard F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We were so glad we stopped, the buildings are very cool, even though they were closed for the season - we will return when they are open.

1  Thank Jane M
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

All their bathrooms were closed. They should have said why and told us where else we could go to find them.

Thank Cynthia L D
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We stopped by and had very nice time walking the grounds and the gardens. The area is full of history of the people that lived there. All the cabins and buildings are well taken care of. Unfortunately for us since it was later in the...More

Thank socal586
Reviewed 16 October 2017

cold, suppose to snow on Thursday/Friday - the colors of fall are amazing too! squirrels were dropping pine cones all around us - getting ready for winter!

Thank Tami M
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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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Laura H
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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