Tour the Baldwin Museum at the Tallac Historic Site
Baldwin Museum, The Place to Start: Come explore our free museum and learn about the area’s history! A short introductory video acquaints visitors with the history of life at Tahoe, and exhibits include a 1920s kitchen, information about the infamous Lucky Baldwin and his family, and a room about the Washoe people. The Museum Store sells merchandise interpretive of the period and tickets to regular programs, tours and events. Free!
May 26 through September 16 - 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
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. (530) 541-5227.
GPS latitude 38.9378 longitude -120.0471
Pope-Baldwin Historic Estates
The historically registered Pope-Baldwin Estates at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe are a must see for locals and visitors to the area. The summer estates are open daily during the summer month’s, the public is free to wander throughout the estates; stroll through the gardens, visit the Museum, view our Vintage Clothing Exhibit, view inside outbuildings used to house servants and guests, watch the Blacksmith in action. The Baldwin Museum Gift Shop is filled with cheerful Lake Tahoe seasonal and period-inspired merchandise, clothing, unique gifts and books. Our friendly staff and volunteers in the Gift Shop are happy to help you with your purchases and while you are shopping, be sure to visit with our Museum Docents. These specially-trained volunteers can help you with questions about the historic estates, programs, tours, demonstrations, upcoming special events and area information.
Tahoe Heritage Foundation, non-profit partners with the USFS, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit to offer programs, tours, and special events. For more information please explore this year’s Lake of the Sky Journal.