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U.S. Travel — No. California
Lake Tahoe, CA (and Nevada)
Lake Tahoe Attractions

Tallac Historic Site

Tallac Historic Site structure, South Lake Tahoe

Tallac Historic Site
Tallac Historic Site — located on Hwy 89, just south of Emerald Bay, near Camp Richardson — includes 74 acres of secluded woods with giant Ponderosa Pines and over a quarter of a mile of sandy shoreline in South Lake Tahoe.



Tallac Historic Estates
Visitors come here to explore the site, featuring three large "Summer Homes" (and guest cottages) built by wealthy San Franciscans during the turn-of-the-century — the Baldwin, Pope and Valhalla (Heller) families.

Baldwin Estate/Tallac Museum
530-541-5227
The Baldwin Estate/Tallac Museum
(photo above) was built in 1921. It houses the Native American Washoe Indian Tribe artifacts and Baldwin family exhibits.

Daily Summer Hours
(Weekends only)

June 9 - Sept 9
10am-4:30pm
Grounds open dawn to dusk



The Pope Estate
530-541-5227
The Pope Estate was built in 1894 — it's the oldest and the largest of the estates. It is also the Interpretive Center for the site.

Daily Tours
End of June to mid-September

The annual Great Gatsby Festival is held at the Pope Estate during the second week of August.


"Valhalla" (the Heller Estate)
530-541-4975
The Heller Estate, known as "Valhalla" (photos below) was built in 1923 and is now the site of the Cultural Arts Gift Store and Summer Concerts — The Valhalla Summer Arts Music Festival and the Valhalla Renasisance Faire.

The main building is available for meetings, weddings and other special events. Art exhibits daily.


Tallac Historic Estates sign

National Register of Historic Places
Tallac Historic Site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tallac Hiking Trails
Make a fun day of exploring the area — we visited Tallac Historic Site after a casual lakefront lunch at Camp Richardson Resort & Marina, on our way to Emerald Bay.

Park at the Kiva Beach/Picnic Area (off Hwy 89), south of Emerald Bay, near Camp Richardson.

Take the short (and flat) hiking trail to the Tallac Historic Site, nestled amongst giant pines. The hike is approximately 0.3 miles (one way). It's a very easy and scenic hike. And great for bird-watching — we saw several Woodpeckers during our visit (photo below).

Woodpecker on Giant Ponderosa Pines at Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe, California

Tallac Historic Site can also be reached from the Lake of the Sky Trail that begins at the Lake Tahoe Visitor Center.

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Tallac Historic Site is located on Hwy 89 just south of Emerald Bay near Camp Richardson, Lake Tahoe, California

Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe

Side view of Valhalla Estate at Tallac HIstoric Site, Lake Tahoe, California

Tallac Historic Site includes over a quarter of a mile of sandy shoreline in South Lake Tahoe

Baldwin Estate sign at Tallac Historic Site

Baldwin Estate Tallac Museum, South Lake Tahoe, California

Pope Estate sign at Tallac Historic Site

Valhalla (Heller Estate) is the site of the Cultural Arts Gift Store and Summer Concerts, South Lake Tahoe

Giant Ponderosa Pines surround Tallac Historic Site, South Lake Tahoe, California

Close-up view of Valhalla Estate at Tallac Historic Site


More Info
Tallac Historic Site
530-541-5227

Valhalla Estate
530-541-4975


Lake Tahoe Attractions

 

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