Tallac Historic Site Estates Walk
Estates Walk at the Tallac Historic Site, 2:00 - 3:30 pm, Weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, through September 27, 2019, $10, This docent-guided walk allows visitors to see more deeply into the lives of the elite San Francisco families that made these luxurious homes their summer retreat. 12 years and younger free.
Discover how the families used the Estates and connected with Lake Tahoe almost 100 years ago. Docents lead a walk through the historic site and enter buildings on the site that are not open to the public; which may include the Boathouse, Indian Cabin, various guest cabins, and Anita Baldwin Cabin.
This 90-minute walk consists of some uneven terrain and paved trails. The terrain is stroller and wheelchair accessible, buildings are not. Water, sun protection, and walking shoes are recommended. Dogs and children (12 and under are free) and welcome under parental supervision.
Tallac Historic Site
The former site of the 100-year-old Tallac Resort. In its days of glory, the resort included two large hotels, a casino, and numerous annexes and outbuildings. Nowadays, the site is home to Valhalla community events center and its annual Valhalla Festival of Arts and Music. Exhibits on the Baldwin family-the former proprietors of the Tallac Hotel, and on the Washoe Indian Tribe can be seen at the Tallac (Baldwin) Museum located also within the site. View the Lake of the Sky Journal.
The Tallac Historic Site is composed of the Baldwin Estate, the Pope Estate, and the Valhalla Estate.
The entire site is open is each day during the summer season. Parking is free.
During the winter, this area is ideal for beginners or families with children. Flat with amazing views of Lake Tahoe.
There are many paths around the site, making walking easy and enjoyable.
The Baldwin Museum is free but for an additional cost, you can tour the Pope House, take a Site Walk, and take a Servants Tour.
Interested in bringing a group to the site? You can schedule a group tour by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Tahoe Heritage Foundation office at (530) 544-7383
Tahoe Heritage Foundation partners with the United States Forest Service to present these programs and events.