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“Gives you a small history of the place”

Folsom Historical Museum
Ranked #9 of 31 things to do in Folsom
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Owner description: This museum houses a number of artifacts and documents on the social and cultural history of the region.
Bengaluru, India
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gives you a small history of the place”
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

Visited October 2012
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Mohave Valley, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Interesting fun museum”
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.

Visited June 2013
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Grass Valley, California
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70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Well kept small museum”
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.

Visited May 2013
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Folsom, California
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A bit of History”
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 are well presented.
The Quilt Show presented yearly in February is an excellent display of wonderful work.The gift shop is a good compilation of books, children's toys, homemade items and memorabilia at reasonable prices.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
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.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Graham W
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