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Folsom Historical Museum

823 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA 95630
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Ranked #8 of 15 Attractions in Folsom
Type: History Museums
Description: This museum houses a number of artifacts and documents on the social and cultural history of the region.
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El Dorado Hills, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This is well worth the trip on the light rail and provides a good historical perspective. The whole historical precinct is well laid out and a worthy rival to Old Sac.

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Folsom, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This little museum is small, but makes excellent use of every bit of space. There is gift shop with a large assortment of merchandise -- from vintage linens to old-time toys, to books about early California. The permanent exhibit depicts the history of Folsom and is full of information about gold mining life through the early 1900's. Another room has... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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282 reviews 282 reviews
70 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

It will take about 30 minutes to see all the tiny displays in this museum, taking you through early California and including the local politics and agriculture. It's well worth a stop, especially when the docents are dressed in historical costumes!

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