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Welcome to the Gatekeeper's Museum

Open
Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm

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Come explore the rich history of Lake Tahoe in the Gatekeeper's log cabin. Located in the heart of Tahoe City, adjacent to the Lake Tahoe dam. Experience the largest Native American Basket collection in the Lake Tahoe Basin, new maritime, movie and resort exhibits and the exciting upstairs Sierra Ski Museum. 

Halloween at the Watson 
Cabin

Join us on October 31st for the downtown Tahoe City Trick or Treat event from

3:00 pm-5:00 pm and see our haunted Watson Cabin! Learn about Robert Watson, the first constable of Tahoe City and the original/owner builder of the oldest cabin in Tahoe City. Enjoy candy, music, and spooky decorations- courtesy of the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society. Come celebrate Halloween with us!

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Visit our gift shop and book store. Tahoe City's only local book shop!

 We have a large selection of books ranging from Native American basketry, Lake Tahoe history, winter sports, science, California history, mystery, children's books and more. 

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Featured in National Geographic 

Visit the National Geographic Resource Library online and read about our basket museum! 

https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/basket-museum

Basket Photo from National Geographic:

https://education.nationalgeographic.org/resource/basket-museum#undefined

Featured in The Tahoe Weekly  

The Gatekeeper's Museum is regularly featured in the Tahoe Weekly Magazine. Be sure to check out the Tahoe Weekly site regularly and get up to date news on museum exhibits and events!

https://thetahoeweekly.com/sightseeing/

New Article:

https://thetahoeweekly.com/2022/07/lake-tahoe-stars-in-local-exhibit/