Tallac Historic Site

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.

baldwin museum

Baldwin Museum
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

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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


Site Tour

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


Kitchen Kids

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

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Servants Tour

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.

$10 per person

Fridays 1pm:

    • June 10th
    • June 24th
    • July 29th
    • August 19th

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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.

$10 per person

Wednesdays 1pm:

  • June 29th
  • July 13th
  • August 3rd

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Vintage Vatican

Vintage Vatican

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.

$15 per person

Saturdays 4pm:

    • June 18th
    • July 16th
    • July 23rd
    • August 20th
    • September 3rd

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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.

$35 per person

12 yrs and up

Saturdays 7pm:

  • July 9th
  • August 27th

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Tea and Scones

Learn how to make scones from scratch at the historic Pope Estate. Indulge on your tasty accomplishments while sipping tea and enjoying the glorious view of Lake Tahoe from the porch of the Pope House.


$15 per person

12 yrs and up

Saturdays 1pm:

      • September 10th
      • September 17th

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Blacksmith Shop

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


Artist Workshop

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Special Tours

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”.