Visit The Folsom History Museum!
Welcome to the Folsom History Museum Web Site. The Museum is operated by the Folsom Historical
Society, located in historic downtown Folsom. It is the home to a wonderful
collection of artifacts and treasures that chronicle the settlement and
development of the Folsom area. You'll see fascinating and educational exhibits
throughout the year along with special events highlighting the Gold Rush era and
The goal of the Folsom Historical Society is to preserve our past. The Folsom
History Museum archives exist to collect, preserve, and make available
historical records and documents for public research. The Museum's collection
illustrates various aspects of Folsom's rich history.
The Folsom Historical Society was founded in 1960 to preserve the history of
Folsom and to reconstruct the Wells Fargo & Company assay office and bank
(Palmer & Day Building) that now serves as the Folsom History Museum.
The History Museum focuses on exhibits about Folsom's native people, the
discovery of gold and the formation of mining camps, ethnic groups who
contributed to this area, the formation of the town, railroad, prison,
powerhouse, and later efforts at gold mining.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $4 for adults. $2 for youth. Children under 12 are FREE.
Parking: parking available in front and across the street from the Museum
Address: 823 Sutter St., Folsom, CA, 95630-2440
Get directions from MapQuest. 916.985-2707
Easy access from Light Rail and Bike Trail