Tallac Historic Site

 The Tallac Historic Site is comprised of the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate and Valhalla.  Information here is specific to the Pope and Baldwin Estates. The entire site is open daily during the summer months. Parking is free and there is plenty to see by walking around the Site. Stroll through the gardens, visit the Museum, view our Vintage Clothing Exhibit,  watch the Blacksmith in action. Perhaps take in a tour or a program. Be sure to stop by the shop in the Baldwin Museum to purchase books and items related to Tahoe and its rich history.

Tahoe Heritage Foundation partners with the United States Forest Service to present these programs and events, and many more. For more information about this partnership and all of its programs and events, please explore this year’s Lake of the Sky Journal.


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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.

10 am – 4 pm

every day through September 18th

FREE!


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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

$5 Child 6-12 yrs

Free 5 yrs and younger

May 28th – June 17th: Daily  1pm, & 2:30pm except Wednesdays.

June 18th – September 5th: Daily 11am, 1pm, & 2:30pm except Wednesdays.

September 6th -18th: Daily  1pm, & 2:30pm except Wednesdays

* No Pope House Tours Friday August 12th and Monday August 15th due to the Great Gatsby Festival.

* Tickets are available in advance in person at the Baldwin Museum or by phone at 530-541-5227


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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.

Several buildings are open for viewing along with displays of vintage clothing and vehicles and beautiful gardens. Interpretive signs throughout the Site allow for self guided tours anytime.

 

 

Private tours guided can be arranged in advance by calling the 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

Free!


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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 per child, ages 6-12 only

June 24th through August

Wednesdays & Fridays 1pm

*No Kitchen Kids on Friday August 12th due to the Great Gatsby Festival.

* Tickets are available in advance in person at the Baldwin Museum or by 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 through August

Wednesdays & Sundays 2:30pm

* No Servants Tour on August 14th due to the Great Gatsby Festival.

* Tickets are available in person first come, first served on the day of tour at the Baldwin Museum


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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

Buy Tickets

 

Online ticket sales close at midnight the night before the event. Same-day ticket sales must be made in person at the Baldwin Museum or by phone 530 541 5227


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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

Buy Tickets

 

Online ticket sales close at midnight the night before the event. Same-day ticket sales must be made in person at the Baldwin Museum or by phone 530 541 5227


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Vintage Vatican

Imagine yourself as a guest of Mrs. Pope on a summer afternoon. Step back in time as you take on the persona of one of the movers and shakers of the 1920’s. Sit on the porch of this magnificent house and enjoy the view, sip the bubbly, and sample period appetizers.

$15 per person

Saturdays 4pm:

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

Buy Tickets

Online ticket sales close at midnight the night before the event. Same-day ticket sales must be made in person at the Baldwin Museum or by phone 530 541 5227


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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

Buy Tickets

Online ticket sales close at midnight the night before the event. Same-day ticket sales must be made in person at the Baldwin Museum or by phone 530 541 5227


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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 17thBuy Tickets

 

Online ticket sales close at midnight the night before the event. Same-day ticket sales must be made in person at the Baldwin Museum or by phone 530 541 5227


 

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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.

Times

Open most days in the summer 10am – 4pm. Check for additional times at Baldwin Museum


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To be announced soon

 

 

 

 


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!

Valhalla is operated by  Valhalla Tahoe, for more information contact them at  www.valhallatahoe.com.


The Gatsby Festival, Tea and Fashion Show

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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”.

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