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Folsom Prison Museum

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Folsom Prison Museum

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Between Folsom and Folsom Dam at Folsom Prison, Folsom, CA 95671-3001
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Historic Folsom: A Self-Guided GPS Audio Walking Tour around the Old Town
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Historic Folsom: A Self-Guided GPS Audio Walking Tour around the Old Town

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This self-guided GPS audio walking tour will explore the historic western gold rush town of Folsom, California. <br><br>The tour begins at the corner of Riley and Scott Street in Folsom’s Historic District and ends on Truss Bridge, with tranquil views of the American River. We’ll take in Figueroa Street, where you’ll find beautiful homes built in the late 1800s, and Sutter Street, which was once Folsom’s main street – and a picturebook Old Western main street. We’ll end our adventure on the Truss Bridge. <br><br>On this walking tour, you’ll hear about: <br><br>• Local Native American history <br>• California’s early history <br>• The history of the gold rush and how it's connected to Folsom <br>• The Victorian homes in Folsom <br>• The revitalization of the Historic District in Old Town Folsom <br>• Johnny Cash and the “Folsom Prison Blues”<br><br>The tour is ready whenever you are. It plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone’s GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which works offline.
$5.99 per adult
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JohnGladding wrote a review Oct 2020
Folsom, California25 contributions9 helpful votes
The prison is a bit of a spot for Johnny Cash fans, but the museum is truly nothing to write home about. It has some interesting prison curiosities, but nothing noteworthy.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Raymond wrote a review Mar 2020
81 contributions30 helpful votes
Small prison museum showcasing arts and crafts made by prisoners for sale. It's major claim to fame is the visit by the singer Johnnie Cash is the main draw to the prison and museum.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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AnnC wrote a review Mar 2020
Folsom, California50 contributions7 helpful votes
The building itself is small but packed full of memorabilia and a ton of great information. They have a continuous video playing off the main room where you can sit and watch and learn all about the prison from when it first opened to current. Also there is a back room with items prisoners have made and a whole Johnny Cash section with pictures and signed memorabilia. Some items are available for purchase up front such as tee shirts etc
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Dennis S wrote a review Mar 2020
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We were totally amazed at the history of this place and have recommended it to all our friends. When you have friends or family visiting our area be sure to put this museum on you list of places to see.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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5hannon wrote a review Mar 2020
Folsom, California15 contributions1 helpful vote
While I miss the old art shop that Folsom prison inmates ran, this museum is pretty awesome. My out-of-town family loves it and I always notice something new when I go!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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