Lake Tahoe Sights

Tallac Historic Site

  • Historic District/Site

Published 11/12/2015

Fodor's Review

At this site you can stroll or picnic lakeside, and then explore three historic estates. The Pope House is the magnificently restored 1894 mansion of George S. Pope, who made his money in shipping and lumber and played host to the business and cultural elite of 1920s America. The Baldwin Museum is in the estate that once belonged to entrepreneur "Lucky" Baldwin; today it houses a collection of family memorabilia and Washoe Indian artifacts. The Valhalla (, with a spectacular floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, belonged to Walter Heller. Its Grand Hall and a lakeside boathouse, refurbished as a theater, host summertime concerts, plays, and cultural activities. Docents conduct tours of the Pope House in summer; call for tour times. In winter you can cross-country ski around the site.

Sight Information


Hwy. 89, California, 96150, United States


530-541–5227-late May–Oct.; 530-543–2600-year-round

Sight Details:

  • Free, Pope House tour $8
  • Grounds daily sunrise–sunset. Pope House and Baldwin Museum late May–late Sept., call for hrs

Published 11/12/2015


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