Museum Hours and Visitor Info:
Summer Hours Wednesday through Sunday,
10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Admission fee : $10 for Adults, $9 for seniors, military and students, Free for children 12 and under.
There are no group size limits inside our building, but we ask that you respect the personal space of others.
Hand sanitizer is available for visitors.
1960 Winter Olympics & Sierra Ski Museum
Sixty years ago, the world came to Squaw Valley. Hundreds of Artifacts and Pictures tell the Story of our wonderful ski history from ancient times to the present.
Boating has been a way of life at Tahoe for over a century. Our newest acquisition is a 1920s dinghy built by Ernie Pomin, a talented machinist sna boat builder. Of 53 similar models built by Ernie, only three remain. Ours is newly restored.
"On the Lake"
Come explore Lake Tahoe's rich
maritime history with this permanent exhibit new to the Gatekeeper's Museum. From the Washoe people (the lake's first stewards) to lumbering, schooners, steamers motor boats and regattas, this exhibit has a plethora of information and artifacts to learn about being "On the Lake." Artifacts from the SS Tahoe, Marian B., Captain Ernest Pomin and a 1930's original outboard motor highlight the exhibit.
Marion Steinbach Native American Basket Museum
The Native American basket collection consists of more than 700 baskets from the native peoples of Western North America. Approximately 270 baskets and Native American artifacts are on permanent display in the Basket Gallery of the Museum. The collection on display consists of utilitarian baskets made for fishing and hunting, food gathering and preparation, ceremonial and storage purposes. Most of the baskets in the collection were made between 1890-1940.
The majority of the baskets on display and in our archives were originally collected by Marion Steinbach, for whom the museum is named. After her death, the collection was donated to the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society on condition that we provide a facility for their display. Thanks to the generosity of our members and our community, the Marion Steinbach Native American Basket Museum opened in 1995.