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Winter hours open Fri-Sat 10 - 4 (Oct - May) Summer hours open Wed - Mon 10 - 5 (Memorial Day - Labor Day)
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History of the Tahoe area and the Truckee river. Pictures of pre-historic looking Mackinac trout for the fish loving.
Tahoe City's most traditional museum setting. Enjoy native american basket's histories and tours. See gotahoenorth.com for more info. Easy add on to a day touring Tahoe City.
The Gatekeeper’s Museum is a reconstruction of the original home of the Watermaster who controlled the flow of water out of Lake Tahoe. The cabin showcases Tahoe history, from the Washoe people through the logging and mining eras.
They have a fairly extensive Native American basket collection. They also have a great black bear exhibit (not permanent)
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“The log cabin is listed on the National Register of Historic Homes as the oldest building built on site in Tahoe City. Since January, 1990, the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society has operated the cabin as a living museum featuring century-old furnishings and accessories.”
- 3 locals recommend
“Creative American comfort fare served in a quaint, vintage-chic cottage with backyard seating.”
- 19 locals recommend
“A great breakfast place in the heart of Tahoe City. A short drive from kings beach, but good food and cool atmosphere and friendly staff. Always busy so call ahead to check if there are wait times!”
- 41 locals recommend
“Beautiful park with lake views down by mansion. Mansion tours in summer and fall months. Cross country trails in the winter. Hiking and biking trails in the summer and fall. Kayak rentals and paddleboards down by lake in summer months.”
- 9 locals recommend