Gatekeeper's Museum, Tahoe City

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Gatekeeper's Museum houses the Steinbach Indian Basket Collection and is linked to the Watson Cabin Museum -- all are in Tahoe City, CA, on the northwest corner of Lake Tahoe, next to Fanny Bridge (where Lake Tahoe flows into the Truckee River).
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  • Good place to visit while in Tahoe City. Rich local history, Olympic skies, dresses upstairs. First floor American Indian artifacts. 
    Good place to visit while in Tahoe City. Rich local history, Olympic skies, dresses upstairs. First floor American Indian artifacts.  more »
  • What a beautiful venue- attended a family wedding there. Spectacular views of lake. Clean bathrooms! Well worth a visit. 
    What a beautiful venue- attended a family wedding there. Spectacular views of lake. Clean bathrooms! Well worth a visit.  more »
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  • Very cute little museum and the curator was helpful and friendly.
  • Museum staff (blonde woman) was so knowledgeable about indigenous washoe tribe. Had a terrific perspective on settlers that added so much value to the tour. Her details on each indigenous artifact was incredible. The basket collection alone is a reason to make the trip from any part of the Lake, or northern CA, for that matter. Well preserved tools, baskets, hats, necklaces from tribes throughout the west coast: cosalish to ohlone to mewok and washoe or course. I could spend hours at the American indian artifacts alone. $5 per person is totally worth it. Ended up staying for about 60 min.

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