The Tallac Historic Site is made up of multiple estates that used to house wealthy families back in the late 1800s through the 1930s. They’re now museums that visitors can tour for a dose of local history. The surrounding gardens and property are beautiful, plus the estates are located right on the lake!
Take a guided tour through the homes and learn about the families that used to live there. Look around at their belongings and get a sense of what life was like nearly a century ago. Also, visit the museum to learn about the history of the land and the Washoe Native American Tribe. Visitors are also allowed to freely walk through the beautiful gardens.
The Tallac Historic Site is open for guided tours typically during the summer season. The site and gardens are open to the public all year long, but access to the buildings will be limited in the winter months.
During the summer, visitors can enjoy tours and the museum Thursday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Since this is a popular attraction, it’s highly recommended that guests book tickets ahead of time by calling. Walk-ins are welcome, but this will depend on the day’s availability.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, military, and students, and kids under 10 are free.
Tallac Historic Site is located at 1 Heritage Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.