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Watson Cabin Hours

Open 11am- 4pm Tuesday-Sunday
June 1, 2024 - October 1, 2024
The Watson Cabin is listed on the National Register for Historic Places as the oldest log structure remaining in the North Lake Tahoe area. The cabin was built in 1908 by Robert Montgomery Watson, Tahoe City's first constables and his youngest son, Robert Howard Watson. 


In 1979, the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society (NLTHS) and the Tahoe City Public Utility District (TCPUD) purchased Watson Cabin in the center of Tahoe City. The building remained a retail store for a number of years, but in 1988 the NLTHS signed an eighty-year lease with the TCPUD. In 1990, the NLTHS opened Watson Cabin as a living history museum, which is open to the public free of charge during the summer season.
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Revitalize Watson Cabin 2024 Capital Campaign


Thanks to the North Tahoe Community Alliance, the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society was able to secure a grant through TOT-TBID dollars to complete Phase 1 of our project to restore the interior of the Watson Cabin.. The interior of the cabin is now a small gift shop and museum accessible to the public Tuesday - Sunday 11 am- 4 pm during the summer and early fall months. Phase 2 of our project is scheduled for Spring 2025 and includes repairing and replacing some of the original logs. We want the oldest log cabin in Tahoe City to be around for generations to come. Help us ensure the longevity of the cabin by donating to Phase 2 of our campaign. 

To donate, simply click on any Donate button on our website
OR send a donation in the mail to:


P.O. Box 6141

Tahoe City, CA 96145

Thank you for your support!

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