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Folsom Historical Museum

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Address: 823 Sutter Street, Folsom, CA 95630
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+1 916-985-2707
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This museum houses a number of artifacts and documents on the social and...

This museum houses a number of artifacts and documents on the social and cultural history of the region.

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For fans of toys from long ago, this is a must see.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 was close to overwhelming. For fans of toys from long ago, this is a must... More 

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Folsom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 and great volunteer staff

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El Cerrito, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 much time. The Museum of Wonder and Delight houses an eccentric collection of toys and... More 

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Rancho Murieta, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 display of Victorian Era Dressing for Women - I do know that I would not... More 

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Rancho Cordova
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3 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Sacramento, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Wonderful local museum highlighting the city of Folsom's past, with rotating exhibits and great permanent exhibit. The museum is a short walk from the light rail station making access super easy. The museum is great for all ages.

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Lafayette, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

A good place to learn about the history of California and the local history. It covers the gold rush and how the area developed after the rush so it thrives today. Funky yet nicely done and organized. Dedicated volunteers are readily available and enthusiastic. Across the square which has a replica if how trains were turned is a new museum... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Nice small museum run on donations only. (No entrance fee.) Interesting insight as to what life was like in Folsom years ago. Working blacksmith shop, train car, original cabin saved by the people of Folsom, and info on mining in area.

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