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Folsom Historical Museum

823 Sutter St, Folsom, CA 95630-2440
+1 916-985-2707
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Interesting local history of the Gold Rush

I love this museum. It gets just 4 stars only for the small size, but they pack quite a bit of... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Vince F
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Folsom, California
Small & Quaint

Local museum very small and focused on the area. Nice break in air conditioned building from the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Gary W
,
Fresno, California
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This museum houses a number of artifacts and documents on the social and cultural history of the region.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (4 reviews)
“located right” (2 reviews)
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823 Sutter St, Folsom, CA 95630-2440
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+1 916-985-2707
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I love this museum. It gets just 4 stars only for the small size, but they pack quite a bit of history into the artifact laden rooms. I believe they still have a prison uniform you can borrow and take a photo of yourself "in...More

Thank Vince F
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Local museum very small and focused on the area. Nice break in air conditioned building from the mid-day heat. Small admission charge pays for the upkeep.

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We had out of town guests and took them here. They really enjoyed it. The lady behind the counter gave us a real history lesson.

Thank Honoria H
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We visited the portion of the museum that housed the Museum of Wonder and Delight on Sutter Street. So much to take in visually, I will have to go back to continue to grasp it all. The displays were graced with plentiful toys that it...More

2  Thank JoyceW954
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

If you want some history on Folsom, Ca, visit this little local museum. Located right on Sutter Street which makes a great day trip. Visit the museum, have lunch and do a little shopping. Good family day out. The museum has a good gift shop...More

1  Thank 206aliceo
Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you’re touring Sutter Street/Folsom Old Town, an experience I recommend, buy a combination ticket and walk through both this museum and the one across the street, charmingly called the Museum of Wonder and Delight; the tickets are inexpensive, and neither museum will use up...More

Thank Lisa Y
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I wanted to stop in and check out the Folsom Museum and what a delight! There is a lot of history here in Folsom and they have great info - pictures - newspaper articles etc. But the one thing I wanted to see was their...More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 13 July 2016

A very interesting historical memorabilia collection of Folsom. A block from the museum; one could view a yard full of many historical equipments, tools, passenger train and a chance to experience panning for gold!

Thank Zenaida C
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Although it was closed, I read the plaque outside and was able to make out the the inside from the window. I will be back.

Thank CurlyQ1960
Reviewed 26 May 2016

We went because they had a quilt special exhibition, which was wonderful. Then we looked through the rest of the items on display and it was also very informative. Will bring our out-of-town guests eventually!

Thank mazbarth
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