Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe

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Address: Tallac Historic Site, Valhalla Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, United States

Phone: +1-5305415227

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Time Required: 06:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

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About Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe

There are actually three attractions to this place: the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate and Valhalla. It all opens only during summer. The entire area offers a glimpse into Tahoe as it was during the 1800s; even then Tahoe was a popular summer retreat. Highlights are:

The Pope Estate: See how the elite lived in an hour-long tour.

  • Prices: Adults USD 8; Children USD 3
  • Hours: May 24th-25th 1 pm & 2:30 pm; May 31st-June 21st daily 1 pm & 2:30 pm except on Wednesdays; June 22nd-Sept 1st daily 11 am, 1 pm  & 2:30 pm except on Wednesdays.

The Baldwin Museum: Introductory video to the area, the children’s room, the kitchen, the Baldwin Room and the Washoe room, and the Blacksmith’s Shop.

  • Hours: May 24th-25th 12 pm-4 pm; May 31st-Sept 28th 10 am-4 pm.

Other highlights include the Gourd Workshop and the vintage Vatican.

Valhalla: A grand hall with stunning floors and a magnificent fireplace. It’s now the site of summer concerts. From June – September, the Valhalla Art, Music and Theatre Festival is held here, but pricing depends on the show.

The Gatsby Festival is held here on the second weekend of August.

Tallac Historic Site Information

  • Limited parking.
  • Pets must be leashed.

Restaurants Near Tallac Historic Site

  • Food at the site.

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Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe Reviews

  • Great little find, not too far from the road. the grounds are well kept, and we loved the views. we plan on coming back in spring to see the cotteges themselves.

  • Great glimpse of history in Lake Tahoe must see experience the area as it was in the early 1900's

  • If you're interested in viewing the old estates around Lake Tahoe, this is definitely one to stop at. We also launched kayaks from the beach here and paddles over to Emerald Bay.

  • Very beautiful place for taking a stroll. Even when the museum isn't open it's still really scenic!

  • Charming houses on nice lake beach. Parking on site with all other services.

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