Tallac Historic Site

Share the historic significance of Tallac Historic Site guided tours which range from 1 hour to 2 and a half hours for groups are available.

The Tallac Historic Site property is free to the public to wander and enjoy. Although you may access the site year round, the site is only open for services, viewing, Tours, Programs and Special Events Memorial Day Weekend until late September; the Tallac Museum and Gift Shop re-opens for one evening and two days during Winter Wanderland and Forest of Lights the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. Restroom facilities are available until mid-November.

All tours are guided by volunteers. Booking tours in advance is strongly recommended. Tours often sell out, so book well in advance of your preferred arrival date. Walk-ins are accommodated with space permitting. Tickets are available for advance purchase by calling 530-541-5227 May – September.

Pope House Tour

This engaging one-hour signature tour takes you through the historic home that once welcomed Rudolph Valentino as a guest of the Pope family. Visits to the private office of Mr. Pope, dining room, servants kitchen and butlers pantry highlight the dramatic beauty of the Pope Estate’s landscaped grounds, outbuildings, servants quarters and lakeside views.

SCHEDULE DURATION     60 minutes

Daily:  11:00 am   12:30 pm    2:00 pm

Reservations recommended.


Adults – $15

Seniors, Military and Students- $10

Children 10 and under – FREE


In addition to daily tours for the general public, Tahoe Heritage Foundation welcomes larger groups to the Tallac Historic Site. For these groups, we offer Estates & Pope House Tour and Pope House Tour.

GROUP TOUR 1   Estates & Pope House Tour
2.5 Hours – Available for groups of 15 or more guests
Available from May 23 – September 27, 2020 by advance reservation only.Adults – $20 (1 free ticket for every 20 paid adult guests)

GROUP TOUR 2   Pope House Tour
1.5 Hours – Available for groups of 15 or more guestsAvailable from May 21 – September 27, 2020 by advance reservation only, call for times.
Adults – $15

Book A Group Tour
Large groups and bus tour group rates also available. Please contact Customer Service for details at 530-544-7383 October – April 530-541-5227 May – September or visitorservices@tahoeheritage.org.

Tours begin on a scenic rustic summer estates that require a significant amount of standing, stair climbing and walking on uneven terrain. There are several steps and some without handrails. Some exterior walkways consist dirt, grass, loose gravel and pavement. Our public tours are not building accessible but pathways are. We can arrange private accessible tours with two weeks’ notice. Please call directly for details to the numbers listed above. We have supplied this information so that all guests may be fully prepared for what to expect.

Service Animals
Certified service animals and white canes are permitted on all tours and in open buildings. Pets and other animals whose sole function is to provide comfort, companionship, or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act or state law.

Cancellation Policy
Tour tickets are non-refundable.