Tallac Historic SiteCurrently Closed
- Address: Tallac Historic Site, Valhalla Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-5305415227
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, History Museum, Estate, Historical Site, Entertainment, Family And Kids
Tallac Historic Site - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Tallac Historic Site
55.16% 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
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Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe Reviews
I love this place!!! Call me a nerd, but the rich history of this place is so incredible. It is fun to see how people of a different era experienced Lake Tahoe. I like to consider it the "Downton Abbey of Lake Tahoe" because it was a get away for elite, wealthy families in the 1800's complete with separate quarters for maids, butlers, gardeners, chauffeurs, tutors and more. The views of the lake are beautiful too, and the site is very easy to access and close to other nearby hiking sights. The next day, my family and I rented a pontoon boat and I got to experience what it looked like from the lake, which I never have before and it is breathtaking. Definitely great for families, whether you're doing an affordable tour, or a self tour. Support our National Parks!
The most beautiful and relaxing spot on the lake. The lakeside homes and grounds have been restored to their former glory of when they were built by the captains of industry in the later 1890's and early 1900's and now maintained and run by dedicated volunteers. The parking is free as well as well as strolling the grounds and lake access. Bring a picnic lunch and sit in the shade under the massive pine trees. Paved paths take you around the grounds and are handicap accessible.
I really enjoyed walking around with my friends here, it was entertaining and fun to find surprises along the way. There's a lot of history to learn from and antiques to see. There was an old firetruck, cottages, cars, boat pieces, and other cool things to see. I also found a nice lady with her own gallery of paintings which were very beautiful. Great experience!
Always a good place to visit. Walking around the various buildings with the lakefront views and seeing how "the other half" lived almost a hundred years ago is like taking a step back in time. We took a picnic lunch and had a grand time enjoying the time there while our daughters swam in the lake.
Beautiful park! Can drive or bicycle in. Access to Lake Tahoe. Perfect for family outing. Bathrooms and fountains available.