Tallac Historic Site

Emerald Bay Rd. & Fallen Leaf Rd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150- Map It
(530) 541-5227

AAA Editor Notes

Tallac Historic Site is on SR 89 n. of Camp Richardson. These elaborate summer estates were built along the shore of Lake Tahoe by three socially prominent San Francisco families during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The 1921 Baldwin Estate serves as both a house museum and as the site's visitor center. The 1894 Pope Estate, one of the most elaborate homes, can be seen on tours led by costumed docents. The 1924 Heller Estate, also known as Valhalla, functions as an events center. Highlights include an art gallery where resident artists work and a schedule of concerts, plays and classic films presented during the summer. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted.
House museum and visitor center free.
Hours: Grounds daily dawn-dusk. Museum and visitor center open daily 10-4, Memorial Day weekend to mid-Sept.