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North Lake Tahoe Historical Society and Gatekeepers Museum

130 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-1762
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What a delightful surprise!

Between 1910 and 1968, the gatekeeper, who lived on the site, was responsible for monitoring the... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
VNE
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West Michigan
Amazing Woven Basket and Hat Collection

We stopped in Tahoe City for a quick potty break and a view of the Truckee Dam. We discovered the... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2018
Richard J
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Kapolei, Hawaii
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This small museum documents the history of Nevada's native peoples and its settlement in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“woven baskets” (2 reviews)
“nice display” (2 reviews)
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130 W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA 96145
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+1 530-583-1762
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Reviewed March 20, 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

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Reviewed March 1, 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

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Reviewed July 11, 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

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Reviewed May 2, 2017

This museum is done in two parts with only one reasonable entrance fee. One part houses the Gatekeepers Museum which contains early Tahoe artifacts and Olympic memorabilia and the other, The Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum which is extensive and fantastic. Both are located within...More

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Reviewed March 14, 2017

I enjoyed learning, seen the artifacts, and a short documentary related to the area. Visiting the lake would be complete by knowing the area and the history behind it. One would appreciate even more...

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Reviewed August 13, 2016

This museum has photos of Lake Tahoe places in the "Olden Days" and local memoribiia, but for us the best part was the information oon the black bears. Wonderful video of mother and cubs. If you are interested in Indian Baskets you should not miss...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a great little gem in Tahoe City next to the Lake and the Truckee River. There is even access to the famous dam from this spot. Perfect for a picnic by the Lake. Beach activities from this location really depend on the Lake's...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

The log cabin in wonderful itself. They have a good selection of Indian baskets and other items to view as well as lots of other information on the areas. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 28, 2015

On the receding Lake Tahoe during the worst drought on record. Lovely trees, lovely ground, simple yet elegant. A park, a museum and a venue for weddings. In the heart of Tahoe city. A must for all visitors.

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Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

We have bicycle toured from the northwest and have visited many of these small local museums along the way. Generally, the smaller the museum, the more local the artifacts and the more interesting the museum. This was not the case here. We really love small,...More

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