Tallac Historic Site647 Votes Currently Closed
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 Travel Tips
- Limited parking.
- Pets must be leashed.
- Food at the site.
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54.32% of people who visit South Lake Tahoe include Tallac Historic Site in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
93.33% of people start their Tallac Historic Site visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Tallac Historic Site
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tallac Historic Site
Tallac Historic Site Reviews & Ratings
Wonderfully kept up grounds. A definite must stop location if you're visiting South Shore. There is a ton of interesting history nestled in the beauty of the shoreline. The trail is well maintained and great to take kids, dogs, bike, or just walk.
Really nicely maintained and huge place to explore the history behind all those cute little houses. Amazed by the architecture and what each building was used for. If you have the time and willing to pay, join the tour to look at the inside of the main house because from the windows it's really hard to see the magnificence of the interior designs.
Historic buildings from bygone eras (circa 1895-1965) lovingly restored by Forest Service. Public access to beach, picnic areas, walking trails from well maintained parking area. Tour of historic home & grounds was excellent!
Kids had a blast. They offer some classes, my daughter did a cooking class for kids and loved it. Easy trails to walk around. Spots where you can get in the water.
Dog friendly beach is the biggest plus. It has small historical homes for viewing through window. Beach was only a few feet long, don't expect massive beach. Keep expectations lows and you will enjoy yourself.