Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, South Lake Tahoe

#6 of 11 in Museums in Lake Tahoe (California)
Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
In 1968, a group of volunteers gathered artifacts and established a small museum in the city of South Lake Tahoe. Featuring Washoe artifacts, the Pony Express, early industry, a farm exhibit, the role of steamships, the Lincoln Highway.

We have an extensive array of photographs from Tahoe's history available for purchase, along with a great bookstore, postcards, cards and gifts.

Our movie theater continuously shows movies from Tahoe's past.

The Log Cabin is open during the summer, and the adjacent Osgood Toll house is the oldest commercial building on the South Shore.

Take our walking history tour, let the kids take a history scavenger could spend a day enjoying Lake Tahoe History!
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  • a very well looked after museum and historical society preserving and treasuring Tahoe's history - very well worth a visit - also great bookstore  more »
  • Very nice place to take a walk or bike around. Very beautiful. The black Smith was working in his shop it was nice to talk to him about his work  more »
  • Excellent and welcoming docent with many professionally presented exhibits in a compact space. Great history-filled bookstore and goods for all ages. Toll House has museum. Log cabin restored with many artifacts from early nineteenth century.
  • A small museum packed with authentic pieces of local history. A great stop to get some good background of the area.

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