The Tallac Historic Site is comprised of the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate and Valhalla. The entire site is open daily during the summer months. Tahoe Heritage Foundation works with the United States Forest Service to operate programs and events at both the Baldwin and Pope Estates. Valhalla is operated by Valhalla Tahoe, for more information contact them at www.valhallatahoe.com.
at the Tallac Site
The Place to Start: Exhibits include an introductory video which acquaints the visitor with early life at Tahoe, a 1930s kitchen, children’s games and toys or yesteryear, the Baldwin Room, and the Washoe Room. The Museum Gift Shop sells merchandise interpretive of the period and tickets to regular programs and events.
To purchase tickets for programs and special tours at the Tallac Site
Call 530-541-5227 after May 16th, 2016
Museum opens for the 2016 season May 28th
10 am – 4 pm every day
Pope House Tour
A perfect way to see how the rich and famous lived while at Lake Tahoe, from the separate kitchen to the elegantly restored formal dining room. This docent guided tour takes approximately and hour and is filled with stories of early times.
$10 Adult Suggested Donation
$5 Child 6-12 yrs Suggested Donation
Free 5 yrs and younger
May 28th – June 17th and September 6th -18th: Daily 1pm, & 2:30pm except Wednesdays.
June 18th – September 5th: Daily 11am, 1pm, & 2:30pm except Wednesdays.
* Tickets are available first come, first serve day of tour at the Baldwin Museum
Meander through time, learning about the early development of the estate buildings and gardens as well as the reintroduced historic Washoe garden. Imagine yourself spending your days and nights at Tahoe in splendor.
Self-guided or private tours can be arranged at Baldwin Museum
Mobile Device Site Tour
Stroll through the entire Tallac Historic Site using your smartphone or other mobile device to learn about the site’s history, buildings, and people.
Click here to start.
Available May 28 through September 18, 2016
If Grandma wanted a cookie she had to start from scratch. She might even have had to milk a cow or collect an egg. Come learn how she did it as you make and bake in 1920s’ style. When finished, feast on your accomplishment.
$10 Suggested Donation
June 24th & June 29th 1pm
July & August:
Wednesdays & Fridays 1pm
* Tickets can be available at the Baldwin Museum or over the phone at 530-541-5227
Learn the stories of the many servants that followed their families to Lake Tahoe each summer: maids, butlers, nannies, tutors, cooks, gardeners, the blacksmith, the seamstress and others.
$5 per person
June 26th & 29th 2:30pm
July & August:
Wednesdays & Sundays 2:30pm
* Tickets are available first come, first serve day of the tour at the Baldwin Museum
Afternoon with Anita
Meet Anita Baldwin for some light refreshments while she tells you stories of the Tallac Casino and Resort. She recounts her adventures as the daughter of the infamous Lucky Baldwin.
Tea with Mrs. Tevis
Join Mrs. Tevis on the porch of the Tevis Pope Estate to hear about her live, the estate and explore her aboretum while enjoying light refreshment. This is an outdoor program; quiet pets are welcome.
Step back in time as you tour the Pope House with Mrs. Pope. Enjoy the view, sip the bubbly, and sample period appetizers. Imagine yourself as a guest of Mrs. Pope on a summer afternoon.
Soiree at Sunset
Step into the Shoes of the Movers and Shakers of the Past.
Join Mrs. Pope for an evening of champagne, music, and tasty sweets at the elegant Pope Estate. Watch the sunset over Lake Tahoe while sipping the bubbly and impersonating and icon from the past.
Experienced blacksmiths operate the blacksmith shop many days during the summer. They make forged items, fire pokers, marshmallow forks, soup ladles which are sold in the Baldwin Museum.
Check for times at Baldwin Museum
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All programs can be specially arranged for groups of 6 or more. Great for larger families, kid or adult birthdays, or when your group can’t make a specified time. Call the Baldwin Museum 530-541-5227 for more information. Prior to May 28th, please call THF 530-544-7383.
Reservations & tickets available at the Baldwin Museum.
All fees are used by the Tahoe Heritage Foundation to further Tallac Site programs and restorations. Thank you
The Gatsby Festival, Tea and Fashion Show
The Gatsby Festival is a two-day event at the Tallac Historic Site held each year the second weekend in August. Throughout the weekend a variety of activities take place on the Pope and Baldwin Estates. Read more about “All About Gatsby”.