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Welcome to the Gatekeeper's Museum

*special hours may apply due to winter storms

Wednesday-Sunday 11am-4pm
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior Admission
Kids 12 & Under Free

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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 one of the largest Native American Basket collections in the United States in our basket museum and learn about the history of Lake Tahoe's maritime, resort, pop culture and art in an eclectic array of unique exhibitions.  

Sphere on Spiral Stairs

Now Open

At Home: Functional Art in Lake Tahoe Cabins

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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 Sierra Sun & The Tahoe Weekly

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

https://thetahoeweekly.com/sightseeing/

https://www.sierrasun.com

New Articles:

https://www.sierrasun.com/news/saving-history-tahoe-city-museum-selected-for-assessment-preservation-program/

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

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