Tallac Historic Site

A century ago, what is now the Tallac Historic Site held the “Grandest Resort in the World” and was the summer retreat for three of San Francisco Bay Area’s socially elite families.

Today, the remains of the resort and the restored estates attract thousands of visitors annually to recapture this bygone and significant era in Tahoe’s history.

Adjacent to Lake Tahoe, Kiva Picnic Area and the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, the Tallac Historic Site is operated in partnership with the Tahoe Heritage Foundation.

The Tallac Historic Site is located approximately three miles northwest of South Lake Tahoe on the lake side of Highway 89. The entrance is on Heritage Way across from Fallen Leaf Lake Road and marked by a large sign that reads “Tallac Historic Site”.

If the Valhalla gate is not open to the public; please proceed west to the  next right hand turn. Parking is free and can fill up by mid-morning during the peak season.

Please allow 30 minutes to park if you are attending a program or tour.  The site offers something for everyone and many paths and most buildings are accessible.

The Tallac site is open Memorial Day weekend through September. Though the buildings are closed during the winter, the grounds remain open year-round and the site serves as a popular cross-country skiing and snowshoeing destination.

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 info@tahoeheritage.org or by calling the Tahoe Heritage Foundation office at (530) 544-7383

Map of the Tallac Historic Site
Tallac Historic Site at Lake Tahoe

TripAdvisor Review of Tallac Historic Site

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