Free Guided Walking Tours of Tahoe City

The North Lake Tahoe Historical Association presents two guided walking tours of Tahoe City – a Waterfront Tour and a Historic Tour.

Legends, facts, history, shopping and dining tips! Visitors to Tahoe City can experience the NLTHS’ guided walking tour of Tahoe City for FREE.  Lead by local resident, Karen Willcuts and her professionally-trained guides, the fun and interesting tour includes facts and figures about beautiful Lake Tahoe, as well as information about the stunning wilderness surrounding the majestic mountain lake.  Lake Tahoe’s colorful history will unfold in fun stories and legends about the people who have called The Lake home.  After the tour, visitors will have a better appreciation about their pristine surroundings as well as knowledge about the best places to eat, shop, and enjoy Tahoe City.

The Tahoe City Waterfront Tour was developed in 2013 to celebrate the town’s 150th anniversary, known as TC150.  The tour, which is a program of the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society, focuses on Tahoe City and the beautiful waters of Lake Tahoe throughout history.  Topics include the Truckee River, dam, water rights, flow rates, rafting, water clarity, historic sailing vessels, motor boat racing, fish, Commons Beach, as well as current things to do and places to eat in Tahoe City.  The tours are lead by professional tour guide and longtime resident Karen Willcuts.

What:  Both Walking Tours
 will be offered on August 31 at the same time.
Meeting place:  Outside the Blue Agave Restaurant, 425 N. Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, Ca.  96145
Meeting time:  10AM
Duration:  About 1.5 hours

Distance:  About 1 mile on a mostly flat path.
Ending location:  Gatekeeper’s Museum – at the ‘Y’ in Tahoe City, just south of The Lake Tahoe Outlet Dam (Fanny Bridge).

Price:  Free, however you will be given the opportunity to make a donation to the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society.  For your $5 donation, you will be invited into the museum for free that day.

Other information:  please park in public parking lots or at the Gatekeeper’s Museum.  Leashed well behaved dogs are welcome.  This tour is family-friendly however it probably won’t be exciting for very young children.  Both tours will be offered Saturday August 31 at 10AM as part of the Tahoe City 150th Anniversary.

More Information:  call the Gatekeeper’s Museum at 530-583-1762