Explore a Lake Tahoe Lakefront Legacy
Take a step back in time and enjoy a tour of the historic grounds and The Mansion located in the day use side of the park. Constructed in 1903, the property is one of the finest examples of a by-gone era of summer retreats found along the shores of Lake Tahoe. The house was built by San Francisco financier I.W. Hellman for his beloved family to enjoy the clean air and refreshing waters of Lake Tahoe. The property, containing the estate and 2,000 acres, was sold to the State of California in 1965. This National and State landmark is now open to the public for tours during the summer months by the Sierra State Parks Foundation. All proceeds from the tours benefit the restoration and interpretation of this very unique piece of California heritage.
TOURS ARE SUSPENDED FOR THE 2021 SEASON DUE TO COVID-19
$12 for adults
$10 students 7-17 years and valid college ID/active duty military/seniors
Free: Children under 7 years
Purchase tickets at the Visitor Center which is open daily, during the tour season, from 10am-4pm.
PRIVATE AND SCHOOL GROUP TOURS:
School group tours can be arranged by calling the Sierra State Park Foundation office at 530.583.9911.
ADA tour accommodations are available at the Visitor Center. Wheel chairs are available upon request.
The Sierra State Parks Foundation has a number of events throughout the summer to raise funds for the maintenance and restoration of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate. See Events
A limited number of opportunities exist to host private fundraising events at the Mansion. Past experiences have included Breakfast on the Porch for 8 ($1,000 minimum donation) and Gourmet Dinner Experience inside The Mansion for 8 ($5,000 minimum donation). For more information, contact Executive Director Heidi Doyle at 530-583-9911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.