Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe

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History Museum · Historic Site
A century ago, Tallac Historic Site served as a summer retreat for some of San Francisco's elite families. Today, the restored estates attract tourists flocking here to cycle or walk the forested grounds. During the summer, the site offers guided walks, demonstrations, heritage programs, and all kinds of other activities. Check the website for what might be taking place when you visit. For travelers who use our international travel planner, South Lake Tahoe holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tallac Historic Site and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We were there when it wasn’t open so we couldn’t go inside and I still give it five stars. What an amazing step back in the past and the signs gave so much information.  more »
  • It was a cool and smoky day- great time to spend 2 hours at the site . Could have spent even longer . Your guide was spectacular! Tours inside the homes was well worth it .  more »
  • Really nicely maintained and huge place to explore the history behind all those cute little houses. Amazed by the architecture and what each building was used for. If you have the time and willing to pay, join the tour to look at the inside of the main house because from the windows it's really hard to see the magnificence of the interior designs.
  • Kids had a blast. They offer some classes, my daughter did a cooking class for kids and loved it. Easy trails to walk around. Spots where you can get in the water.

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