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Address: State Hwy 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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+1 530-541-5227
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A Historic Site made up of 3 Estates built between 1894 and 1930. Each...

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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Nice place for a gentle stroll.

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William B
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San Jose, California, United States

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San Jose, California, United States
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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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 . It is very quiet and peaceful . I enjoyed it . Definitely would recommend .

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Lake Tahoe
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

I am a local so I have visited almost every month of the year. I wouldn't suggest making a trip just for this, but it is a nice stop to check out and on the way to other sites along HWY28. Bike riders should definitely stop since it is right there. They do have some really nice events which make... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite areas in Southlake Tahoe. It's close to my house so we visit often. the summers are the best but also beautiful in the winter as you can see in the picture below. I love all the history and well Maintain grounds A must see when you go to Tahoe during all the seasons

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to explore the history around South Lake Tahoe. Beautiful setting for pictures at any time of the day!! We like to walk down the main enterence road accessed just past Camp Richardson.. and kick pine cones as we go. The sunsets are amazing here, and there are always events, shows, or other educational programs throughout summer and into... More 

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Carson City, Nevada
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

Wanting to get out of the house in mid-July we headed up to Tahoe before the crowds descended upon all areas available for parking, hiking, beaching, etc and of course we had to be sure it would be dog friendly. We arrived 930am-ish parking in the Kiva Beach area so we could have an easy flat walking hike but out... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

You can stroll around the site, looking at the wonderfully maintained buildings, visit the Baldwin Museum, experience the beautiful gardens and access the Lake. During the first weekend of August, you can experience the 1920s during the Great Gatsby Festival, with 1920s children's games, a "speak easy" and Pope House tours led by local "actors".

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in Tahoe history, this is a very user-friendly, family friendly thing to do. Walking along lakes's edge at Camp Richardson is beautiful, and plaques with info on the area involving Lucky Baldwin and daughter Anita (think Santa Anita racetrack) are fascinating.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

Interesting, friendly US Forrest Service staff, beautiful and free! Really takes you back to the early days of Tahoe. It is near the beach, although heavily wooded, so even on warmer summer days, it can be cool in the trees. Worth a visit on the way around the lake, or to/from Emerald Bay.

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Wildomar, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This was the first time there, and we loved the history of the site. The lumber used was amazing. It was a really cold day for us SoCal folks.

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