Welcome to the Gatekeeper's Museum
Wednesday -Sunday 11am-4pm
$10 General Admission
$9 Senior Admission
Kids 12 & Under Free
STATE PARKS NO LONGER ALLOWS WEDDINGS TO BE HELD ON THE GROUNDS OUTSIDE THE MUSEUM
Now on View
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.
Recent NY Times Article on Expert Washoe Basket Maker Dat So La Lee
Visit our Museum to view baskets made by Dat So La Lee, Sarah Jim Mayo, Tootsie Sam Dick and many other Washoe Basket makers!
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The TAHOE TATTLER newspaper is now available to search digitally on the California Digital Newspaper Collection website (https://cdnc.ucr.edu).
The TAHOE TATTLER was Tahoe City's newspaper published more off than on from 1881 to 1959. The Gatekeeper's Museum sent original copies of the TATTLER to UC Riverside to be scanned and digitized two years ago. They are now available for all to search online!
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.
Featured in National Geographic
Visit the National Geographic Resource Library online and read about our basket museum!
Basket Photo from National Geographic:
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!