To share the historic significance of Tallac Historic Site, guided tours which range from one and half hours to two and a half hours 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; 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.

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, or 530-541-5227 May – September or Contact Us.


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.

Programs List

Programs Daily 2020 May 23 - Sep 27
Kitchen Kids Wed & Fri 1 pm Jun - Aug
Heritage Days Wed 10am-3pm Jun - Aug
Washoe Ways Thu 1pmJun - Aug
Boathouse Wed-Sat 10am - 3pm July - Aug
Blacksmith Wed-Sat 10am - 3pm July - Aug
Artist Cabin Wed 10am - 3pmJuly - Aug
Tea & Scones
Wed 2 - 4pm July - Aug