Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe

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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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  • knowlegable tour guides , very interesting site. Fancinating place with nice trails and beach for picnicking . Interesting gardens. 
    knowlegable tour guides , very interesting site. Fancinating place with nice trails and beach for picnicking . Interesting gardens.  more »
  • Not as much to see as I would have liked. Nothing was open for viewing. You can sense the feeling rich people had for the escape from the city. This is an old family compound with extra cabins for... 
    Not as much to see as I would have liked. Nothing was open for viewing. You can sense the feeling rich people had for the escape from the city. This is an old family compound with extra cabins for...  more »
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  • This place is truly a hidden gem in South Lake Tahoe. The grounds are beautifully kept and house three estates with some really interesting history. I have been going to Tahoe my whole life and had never visited here before. I'm so glad we did. The only downside is that there is pretty limited parking, but otherwise you will not be disappointed.
  • The Tallac Historic Site is an amazing place to visit in SouthWest Lake Tahoe. The area is part of the national forest and is on federal land so it is free to access. The historic buildings are beautiful and located just feet away from Lake Tahoe. It is an enjoyable area to walk around with plenty of trails and public beaches to access. Great place to spend a few hours or half a day at.

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