About 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 a fascinating and educational permanent exhibit throughout the year along with three temporary exhibits highlighting the gold rush era and Folsom's history, including an annual Quilt Show.

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), originally constructed in 1860 and now serves as the Folsom History Museum.

The Folsom History Museum focuses on exhibits about Folsom's native people, the discovery of gold in California 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.


Adults: $10
Seniors (65 & over): $8

Children (6-17): $4

Children age 5 and younger: Free


Members in good standing with the Folsom Historical Society: Free


Tuesday - Sunday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

823 Sutter St.

Folsom, CA  95630

Tel: (916) 985-2707

Current Exhibit ~


40 Years of Memories

40th Annual Quilt & Vintage Fashion Exhibit

January 18, 2020 through April 19, 2020

Banner image courtesy of David A. Harper

Folsom Historical Society | 823 Sutter Street, Folsom, California                                                       © 2017 by FAMILY OF FOLSOM HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUMS

916-985-2707 |


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