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 the Tahoe Tallac Association, www.valhallatahoe.com.
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.
— 12pm to 4pm
May 31st-Sept 28th
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.
Child 12 and under $3* (free is the child will be carried)
— 1pm & 2:30pm
May 31st-June 21st
— Daily 1pm & 2:30pm except on Wednesdays
June 22nd-Sept. 1st
— Daily 11am, 1pm & 2:30pm except on Wednesdays
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
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.
Suggested Donation per child $10*
Wednesday’s July 2-Aug. 20th
Friday’s July 11th-Aug. 22
Learn the stories of the many servants that followed their families to Lake Tahoe each summer: maids, butlers, nanies, tutors, cooks, gardners, the blacksmith, the seamstress and others.
$5 Suggested Donation
June 25th-Aug. 30th
— Wednesdays 11am & 2:30pm
— Saturdays 3pm
Afternoon with Anita
Meet Anita Baldwin for some light refreshements while she tells you stories of the Tallac Casino and Resort. She recounts her adventures as the daughter of the infamous Lucky Baldwin.
$7.50 Per Person Suggested Donation
Wednesdays July 16th, July 30th & Aug. 20th
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 aboritum while enjoying light refreshment. This is an outdoor program; quiet pets are welcome.
$7.50 Per Person Suggested Donation
Wednesdays June 25th, July 9th, & Aug. 13th
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.
$12.50 Per Person Suggested Donation
Saturdays June 28th, July 12th & Aug. 23rd
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
Summer Volunteers, Bob and Leilani Thornburg, are experienced at making banjos out of gourds. While at the Tallac Site they make not only banjos, but bird feeders, shakers, drums and other item to sell to help support the Site.
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 for more information.
Lucky’s Legacy Self Guided Cell Phone Tour!
Available on demand, ask for the tour phone number and guide booklet in the Baldwin Museum.
$3 Suggested Donation
Reservations & tickets available at the Baldwin Museum.
*Suggested Donation to 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. Throughtout the weekend a variety of activities take place on the Pope and Baldwin Estates. Read more about “All About Gatsby”.