Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum, South Lake Tahoe

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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 hunt....you 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 
    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 
    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 »
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  • Definitely a quick must visit. Super friendly and helpful staff. Small, self-directed tours and a cozy movie nook. Do not miss this on your trip to Tahoe.
  • I like this place. Didn't get to see museum but the gift shop was nice. And the lady working in there is friendly and helpful

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