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

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
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Livorno, Italia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Carmel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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california
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

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Cameron Park, California
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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 

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Folsom, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We had a great with our daughter and grandchildren in the museum. Folsums farmers market was right across from infamous Sutters st. Many shops and eaterys here. The weather was nice in June.

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Grass Valley, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This Museum is typical of small town Gold Rush museums up and down the Mother Lode. It works as part of the Sutter St. Historical District.

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Folsom, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is a small museum, but packed full of the interesting history of Folsom. Displays give you the history of the mining days, the building of the railroad, the Folsom Prison and history of the first power sent to Sacramento. Of course you can also learn a bit about Johnny Cash! The docents are well informed and the special exhibits... More 

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