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Gatekeeper's Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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1960 Olympics, Native Baskets

Beautiful location on the lake. This lovely museum has an outstanding Native American basket... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Baywalk827
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Hayward, California
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Outstanding California Indian basket display

This is little museum at the northwest corner of Lake Tahoe and situated directly on highway 89... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
GuyNorCal
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Orangevale, California
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The North Lake Tahoe Historical Society preserves, presents and interprets the history of North Lake Tahoe both in a regional context and in the larger context of the American West. We do this in a manner that is engaging, educational and culturally...more
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130 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location on the lake. This lovely museum has an outstanding Native American basket collection that was donated as well as an excellent collection of memorabilia for the 1960 Squaw Valley Olympics as well as a beautiful stuffed bear for children to touch. Not much...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Dorota L, Director of Sales at Gatekeeper's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2018

We appreciate you coming in and exploring our historical museum

Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is little museum at the northwest corner of Lake Tahoe and situated directly on highway 89. The museum is two museums situated at the same small building: the Gatekeepers Museum and Marion Steinbach Museum. For me, Marion Steinbach Museum is a must see if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

Small , but informative museum. Very friendly staff. Beautiful setting on the lake with lovely gardens.Great venue for a wedding, too.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Enjoyed learning about the area especially the exhibit on the 1960 Olympics. Very interesting information on the history of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

We popped into here one morning - paid the entrance fee for the 4 adults and learned all about the Native American history of the area hundreds of years ago. It's a quaint little museum, but has really neat artifacts from the late 1800's ,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank DisneyCruisingFamily
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This museum is near Tahoe city visitor center and the dam. There is a bridge going over the dam called the Fanny Bridge because of all the people standing there looking down at the water, all that is seen from across the street are their...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Alexandra T
Reviewed 4 July 2018

The Gatekeepers Museum is a little misleading. It is $5 to get in, which is fine but there is no information on the Gatekeeper in the Museum! You need to go to the bridge/dam and read the signs to get Gatekeeper information. The museum is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank xoft
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Between 1910 and 1968, the gatekeeper, who lived on the site, was responsible for monitoring the lake’s level, using a hand-turned winch system (still used today) to keep the water at the correct level. The museum was in a beautiful log building. The first part...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank VNE
Reviewed 1 March 2018

We stopped in Tahoe City for a quick potty break and a view of the Truckee Dam. We discovered the Gatekeepers Museum and were more than happy to stay for 90 minutes to take in the wonderful collection of Native American, primarily California and Nevada...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank mtzennmaster
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This small museum has a nice display of Lake Tahoe historical artifacts, very interesting and worthwhile. mostly, I found the basket collection of Marion Steinbach absolutely fascinating. The display is so educational and informative because it is ordered by California Indian tribes and accompanied by...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Response from GuyNorCal | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember; it was very reasonable. They will answer their phone if you call.
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