TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; The Sierra State Parks Foundation and California State Parks announce three rare opportunities to drive to the Vikingsholm Castle in Emerald Bay for an enchanted evening on June 21, July 19 and Aug. 15. Tickets are $50 per person with proceeds earmarked to provide critically needed funds for the maintenance and repair of the Vikingsholm. Seating is limited to 30 guests and advanced reservations are required by calling 530-583-9911. Guests will meet at the Visitor Center at D.L. Bliss State Park at 4:45 p.m. and then be escorted to Vikingsholm, via carpool, for the two-hour event.
and#8220;Conversations with Historyand#8221; will feature a behind-the-scenes tour of the incomparable Vikingsholm. Guests will be treated to viewing areas of the house that are not on the public daily tours. Following the tour, guests will meet in the courtyard where wine and hors dand#8217;oeuvres will be served. Dr. Smith will host an informal conversation about her experiences spending 14 summers at Vikingsholm as the guest of Lora Knight, the original owner of Vikingsholm. Smith will present a signed copy of her book, and#8220;Vikingsholm,and#8221; to every guest.
Tours of Vikingsholm Castle are available seven days a week through September. The first tour of the day starts at 10:30 a.m. and the last tour at 4:30 p.m. All tours are guided tours and take approximately one-half hour. The tour fee is $8 for adults and $5 for youths 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free. The maximum number of people on a tour is 30.
Visit www.vikingsholm.org or call 530-525-9530 to make access arrangements.