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Address: 823 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA 95630
Phone Number: 916-985-2707
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This museum houses a number of artifacts and documents on the social...

This museum houses a number of artifacts and documents on the social and cultural history of the region.

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Provides a good historic view of the town. nice photos and artifacts. Worth spending 1-1:3- hours. Plenty of nice restaurants close by to get a good meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Manuel d
El Dorado Hills, California

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El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Provides a good historic view of the town. nice photos and artifacts. Worth spending 1-1:3- hours. Plenty of nice restaurants close by to get a good meal.

Thank Manuel d
Folsom, California
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75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Cool place to visit and easy to find and park. Great for the kids too. They are open many days and have been there for a long time. Gold panning for the kids nearby.

Thank mdindio
Folsom, California
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91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Friendly helpful volunteers happily answer your questions. Place isn't very big but gives you an idea how it was 150 when gold was discovered here and settlers streamed in

Thank Dreambunch
Livorno, Italia
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have visited Folsom in November and found this little but accurate museum quite interesting to give a better sense of the Gold Rush. It has a good bookstore but no further amenities nevertheless it gives a better sense of how life was in Northern California at the time.

Thank Claudia P
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Went with the kids school for a field trip. Extremely informative, I loved the way they made it into a chronological journey with a lot of authentic artifacts. Great place to take the kids for about an hour or so. You could go back over and over to discover some new bit of info

Thank Lisa J
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86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Small but worthwhile. Lot of artifacts and history in pictures. Plus there's always someone manning the museum who can provide a wealth of information. Just ask.

Thank carolyn2003
El Dorado Hills, California
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice little museum that gives you a view of the history of the area. Interesting displays of things found around town. They have special exhibits that change during the year so that you can return numerous times. I love that it is part of the old buildings on Sutter Street. Love the old pictures.

Thank Kim B
Cameron Park, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Excellent presentation of enduring portions along with focused areas & ears highlighted & rotated periodically. Keeps up interest & freshness. Particularily like the Gold Rush & Gold Dredging period areas. It is also interesting to see the cutting edge tech that was developed & /or tested in this area. From proving the volitity of Tesla's AC current transmission thru world... More 

Thank K T
Folsom, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Community sponsored. Good collection of historical photos and things from the Indians, gold miners, Pony Express, railroads, water developers, growth of the area. On old Sutter street in a historic building. Exhibits show interrelationships of all the above events. Also see Power House State park.

Thank Joyce R
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Lovely place with some eateries around...don't miss if you are in the area. Has a old world charm to it and we especially loved the quaint little stories alongside. The train/metro from downtown takes you right into this area

Thank aonecentlife

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