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Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum

3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7810
+1 530-541-5458
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great place to get some info on the past in the area.

This place is dedicated to helping to preserve all the past history of the gold rush, rail road... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Clarksville, Tennessee
1st Timer

After many visits to Tahoe, this was our 1st time here. Lovely small museum packed with interesting... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Arleen H
Georgetown, Texas
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3058 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7810
+1 530-541-5458
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

This place is dedicated to helping to preserve all the past history of the gold rush, rail road miners and events that have happen in the Tahoe area.

1  Thank armyphotoguy
Reviewed 30 October 2016

After many visits to Tahoe, this was our 1st time here. Lovely small museum packed with interesting artifacts. Docent volunteer was very friendly & informative. Nice break from outdoor sightseeing & hiking. Donation box available.

1  Thank Arleen H
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Every visitor to South Lake Tahoe has to visit here at least once. Filled with local history. A great learning experience for kids, but its mostly for adults.

1  Thank PMHANNA
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We called as was suggested by others and found out the days the museum was open. One of the days was our check out day and since we were just driving to Sparks for our next night's stay we had several hours open. Coming from...More

Thank Saxeygirl
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We returned to the free Lake Tahoe Historical Society Museum. This time one of the members of the staff was so nice and assisted us in seeing the good film they have there on Lake Tahoe history. It is called Lake of the Sky -...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 20 June 2016

put together nicely, interesting, they have a good selection of books on the history of Tahoe. The oldest cabin in Tahoe is there, and it is right on the hwy near Lakeview Commons beach, the Lake Tahoe campground, also the rec center & pool, I...More

Thank sherrocks3000
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Can't believe this small museum is packed with so many historical artifacts and IT'S FREE. The front desk lady was very helpful. She said you can walk around the exhibit to get a chronological feel. It starts with handmade baskets, then ranch tools, Pony Express,...More

3  Thank Ang1370
Reviewed 9 September 2015

A very good small museum packed with tons of artifacts and interesting items to see, especially the winter things, like skis, snowshoes, sleds, etc. Also an interesting, restored log cabin from the early-1900s with plenty of household items from years ago. Museum has a great...More

1  Thank LISA D
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Great place for a bit of history, great video, no entry fee. Sadly it has very restricted opening hours, so you need to check before going.

Thank Andrew A
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Biked by when it was closed and finally returned when it was open-twice! Love the items from decades ago and articles on display. The docent pointed out their DVD showing- ended up watching the entire, fascinating 2-part history series about Lake Of the Sky from...More

2  Thank Travel-lady03
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