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Folsom Prison Museum

Between Folsom and Folsom Dam at Folsom Prison, Folsom, CA
+1 916-985-2561
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Folsom Prison Blues Love it

When I booked our hotel I got excited and checked to see if it had if this was where the Folsom... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Angela B
Trenton, Georgia
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We are making a point of experiencing our local area for attractions. I was pretty excited to see... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
eryn d
Placerville, California
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The museum contains various exhibitions, including descriptions of executions and mugshots.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Between Folsom and Folsom Dam at Folsom Prison, Folsom, CA
+1 916-985-2561
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Reviewed yesterday

When I booked our hotel I got excited and checked to see if it had if this was where the Folsom Prison was Museum was small but had alot of neat stuff and a lot of Johnny Cash Stuff I Loved it

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We are making a point of experiencing our local area for attractions. I was pretty excited to see there was a museum at Folsom prison. If you take the time to read the info provided you'll be enjoyed very interesting stories and details. You are...More

Thank eryn d
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Only wanted to go for the Johnny Cash t shirts for my kids but was surprised by all the history inside this little house. You can see anything form the CA license plates that are made at the prison to Johnny Cash memorabilia to lots...More

Thank JenJen1865
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is a small kind of silly museum but everyone asks when you go to Folsom, everyone asks if you went to the prison, since I had no one to visit there this was the best I could do. Good place to by a t-shirt...More

Thank WesternMAtravels
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

You can't go to Folsom without visiting this place! Make sure you see the 20 minute video giving a presentation of the prison as well. The museum shows you confiscated items from inmates, stuff they've made, uniforms, a mock cell (notice the eyes in the...More

Thank InaMP
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Visited with family and friends. The museum has various artifacts from the early days of the prison. The museum has a room dedicated to Johnny Cash and his influence on the prison and music he made. It was very interesting for history buffs and younger...More

Thank AJBHarley2005
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Famous Folsom prison!!! The second prison in the state, built for prisoners by prisoners in the early 1900's. This low cost tour is very eye opening! It's a small museum just outside the east gate, packed full of interesting artifacts and information. if you're coming...More

Thank klamfear
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

As we were driving to the museum through the grounds of the prison it was so unappealing with the large stone walls and guard towers that we felt uncomfortable and turned around and left.

Thank 48mel
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Cash was not a prisoner there! Many people believe that, but you can find out all the details about it if you visit the unusual museum at the inside gate. The 'docents' of this museum are mostly retired former prison guards, and they have some...More

1  Thank 328Myrtis
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

There are no tours of the Prison. You can only take photos of the east gate. There's a small but informative museum with a few artifacts staffed by retired Corrections Officers. If you're in the neighborhood....it's worth the visit. Otherwise, you might be disappointed.

1  Thank brkinlv
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18 January 2017|
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Response from 206aliceo | Reviewed this property |
No. He actually played inside the prison and you cannot go inside. The museum is located outside the gates.
Shirley C
13 January 2015|
Response from 206aliceo | Reviewed this property |
I don't think anyone is allowed inside the prison. The museum is small, no need for a tour