Folsom House

Folsom House Tour this lovely 1855 frame home in Taylors Falls' Angel Hill district, a New England-style village. Folsom moved his family to Taylors Falls in 1850.
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Open Memorial Day Weekend through September, Fridays-Sundays, and holidays from 1pm to 4:00pm. Tours on the hour. Folsom House tours start at the Visitor Center on the hour. The Visitor Center is located just down the hill from the Folsom House in the lower level of the Memorial Community Center (the old train depot - 312 Government Street, Taylors Falls, MN 55084). Pre-arranged group tours (10 or more guests) available at other times.

Happy 4th of July! We are open today to celebrate. We are open from 1-4pm. Tours start on the hour. The first tour start...
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July! We are open today to celebrate. We are open from 1-4pm. Tours start on the hour. The first tour starts at 1pm and the last tour of the day starts at 4pm. It is a hot day out today but nice and cool inside the Folsom House. Hope to see you today!

How many of the MN Historical Society sites have you been to? Is the Folsom House one of them? Come see us this weekend....
05/23/2019

How many of the MN Historical Society sites have you been to? Is the Folsom House one of them? Come see us this weekend. We start our tour season Memorial Day weekend! The house is open for guided tours Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with a bonus tour day on Monday, Memorial Day. Tours start at the top of the hour with the first tour starting at 1pm and the last tour of the day starting at 4pm (with tours starting at 2pm and 3pm in between). We look forward to seeing you and having you spend our opening weekend with us.

We’re excited to announce that all Minnesota Historical Society historic sites are now members of  #BlueStarMuseums, a n...
05/09/2019

We’re excited to announce that all Minnesota Historical Society historic sites are now members of #BlueStarMuseums, a national program with National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families!

From Armed Forces Day (May 18) to Labor Day (Sept. 2), active military personnel and their families can get free admission at 2,000+ Blue Star Museums around the country, including Folsom House.

02/24/2019

Help wanted!
Hello everyone. We hope that you have enjoyed our beautiful winter. We are looking ahead to our 2019 tour season. We are looking for tour guides to join our team. Hours would be part time, 4- 12 per week. We also have availability for extreme part time which would be only a few hours a month. $10 per hour. No experience? - no worries. We can provide all of the training needed. If interested, please private message us on Facebook so we can schedule a time to discuss everything in more detail. Thank you.

Thank you Santa and Mrs. Claus! Thank you to all who came to visit. Hope to see all of you next year, the first Saturday...
12/01/2018

Thank you Santa and Mrs. Claus! Thank you to all who came to visit. Hope to see all of you next year, the first Saturday in December.

Come say hi to Santa and Mrs. Claus here at the Folsom House from 11am- 2pm today Saturday December 1st! Mrs. Claus will...
12/01/2018

Come say hi to Santa and Mrs. Claus here at the Folsom House from 11am- 2pm today Saturday December 1st! Mrs. Claus will read you a story, you can make a holiday ornament and have a cookie or two!

Saturday December 1st join us at the Folsom House from 11a- 2pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be here. There will be a make...
11/23/2018

Saturday December 1st join us at the Folsom House from 11a- 2pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be here. There will be a make and take holiday craft. Have you picture taken with Santa, Mrs. Claus will read you a story. All FREE of charge. Help us say goodbye to our tour season and hello to the Holiday season.

Join us this weekend for a self guided tour of The Folsom House decorated for the Holiday Season. We will be open Friday...
11/19/2018

Join us this weekend for a self guided tour of The Folsom House decorated for the Holiday Season. We will be open Friday November 23 4pm-8pm, Saturday November 24 10am-6:30pm, and Sunday November 25 1pm-4pm. Adults $4.00, Children (6-17) $2.00, MNHS members Adults $3.00 children $1.00 and TFHS and children under 6 are free. We hope to see you there!

10/07/2018

Folsom after dark for October 20th is now sold out.

*** update- this event is now sold out*** Only Folsom After Dark this season! Saturday October 20th at 7:00pm. $10 per p...
09/20/2018

*** update- this event is now sold out*** Only Folsom After Dark this season! Saturday October 20th at 7:00pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. Call 651-465-3125 or private message us on Facebook to make your reservation. Take a night time, lantern led tour of the Folsom House and the Angel Hill district. Hear stories of the darker aspects of life in the mid 1800's.

Thank you to everyone whom attended the Bootlegger’s Ball Friday night. It was a huge success and great music and dancin...
07/22/2018

Thank you to everyone whom attended the Bootlegger’s Ball Friday night. It was a huge success and great music and dancing. For those of you who were unable to attend, rumor has it that we might do it again next year.

06/01/2018

Help wanted. Part time tour guide needed at The Folsom House. Training will be provided. Weekends only. $10 per hour. Call 651-465-3125 for more information. If we do not answer when you call, please leave a message and we will call you back. You can also private message us on Facebook.

06/01/2018

Help wanted. Part time tour guide needed at The Folsom House. Training will be provided. Weekends only. $10 per hour. Call 651-465-3125 for more information. If we do not answer when you call, please leave a message and we will call you back. You can also private message us on Facebook.

05/24/2018

Hello everyone! Tomorrow is day one of our 2018 tour season. We will be open for guided tours from 1pm-4pm. Tours start on the hour with the first tour at 1pm and last tour starting at 4pm. We will be open Friday-Monday for the Holiday weekend and then Friday-Sunday for the weekends to follow. Let the summer begin!

04/14/2018

Happy spring? to all of you. We are getting excited for our tour season to begin on Memorial Day weekend! We are asking for your help. What type of programs/events would you like to see at The Folsom House this tour season?

Thank you to all those who stopped by to see us, Mrs. Claus, and Santa today! Join us next year - the first Saturday in ...
12/02/2017

Thank you to all those who stopped by to see us, Mrs. Claus, and Santa today! Join us next year - the first Saturday in December from 11am-2p. Happy Holidays!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Do not forget, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Folsom house Saturday December 2nd from 11am-2pm. Come an...
11/29/2017

Ho! Ho! Ho! Do not forget, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Folsom house Saturday December 2nd from 11am-2pm. Come and see Santa, have a story read to you by Mrs Claus and make a Christmas ornament to bring home. All FREE of charge.

We did it! Thank you to all of those that visited the Folsom House over the Lighting Festival weekend. We had record num...
11/26/2017

We did it! Thank you to all of those that visited the Folsom House over the Lighting Festival weekend. We had record numbers of visitors this weekend. The most visitors over Lighting Festival since at least 2012! We will be open until 4pm today for those of you that still want to visit us today! And do not forget, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be here next Saturday December 2nd from 11a-2p.

11/26/2017

Help us set a record! If at least 23 people come to the house to see the holiday decorations tomorrow, we will set the record for the most visitors to the Folsom House for the Lighting Festival since 2012. We are open from 1p-4p. $3 for adults, ages 6-17 $1, and under 6 years of age is free! Hope to see you there!

Help us set a record! If at least 23 people come to tour the Folsom House decorated for the Holidays tomorrow (Sunday, N...
11/26/2017

Help us set a record! If at least 23 people come to tour the Folsom House decorated for the Holidays tomorrow (Sunday, November 26) we will set a record for the most visitors to the Folsom House for the Lighting Festival since at least 2012. Hope to see you there! We are open from 1p-4p. $3 for adults, ages 6-17 $1, under 6 years of age is free.

Christmas at The Folsom House. Come join us for self guided tours of The Folsom House during Taylors Falls Lighting Fest...
11/19/2017

Christmas at The Folsom House. Come join us for self guided tours of The Folsom House during Taylors Falls Lighting Festival. Each room of the museum has been decorated by a local business for the Holidays. We are open Friday, November 24 3:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday November 25 11am-6:30pm, and Sunday November 26 1p-4p. $3 adults and $1 ages 6-17, under age 6 free. Hope to see you!

Thank you to everyone who visited the Folsom House this tour season! It was one of the busiest seasons we have had in ma...
10/08/2017

Thank you to everyone who visited the Folsom House this tour season! It was one of the busiest seasons we have had in many years. Our last regular tour day was today. Stay tuned for special events that we will be hosting until our 2018 regular tour season that starts on Memorial Day weekend begins.

Today (Saturday 10/7) and tomorrow (Sunday 10/8) are our last tour dates for the 2017 season. Come visit us for a tour o...
10/07/2017

Today (Saturday 10/7) and tomorrow (Sunday 10/8) are our last tour dates for the 2017 season. Come visit us for a tour of the lovely Folsom House museum in Taylors Falls MN. While you are here, view the lovely fall colors the valley has to offer. We are open from 1pm-4pm. Tours start on the hour with the first tour starting at 1pm and the last tour starting at 4pm. Hope to see you!

Fundraising garage sale. Fundraising garage sale. Many families donated. Glassware, household and unique items. Proceeds...
10/06/2017

Fundraising garage sale.
Fundraising garage sale. Many families donated. Glassware, household and unique items. Proceeds go to Taylors Falls Historical Society. Friday 10/6- Sat 10/7 8am until 4pm.
Sale is at the Folsom House in Taylors Falls. 272 w. Government st, taylors Falls MN.

Last Folsom After Dark this season! Saturday October 14th at 7:30pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay requir...
09/20/2017

Last Folsom After Dark this season! Saturday October 14th at 7:30pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. Call 651-465-3125 or private message us on Facebook to make your reservation. Take a night time, lantern led tour of the Folsom House and the Angel Hill district. Hear stories of the darker aspects of life in the mid 1800's.

Only 10 more tour dates at The Folsom House for the 2017 regular tour season.  We are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday ...
09/16/2017

Only 10 more tour dates at The Folsom House for the 2017 regular tour season. We are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday now until October 8th from 1p-4p. Tours run every hour and start on the hour with the first tour of each day starting at 1pm and the last tour of each day starting at 4pm. Hope to see you!

09/09/2017

Flash sale! We have about half of our tickets still available for tonight's Folsom After Dark event. We are offering them at half price! $5.00 gets you in. First come first serve, no reservations for this price. If you want to make sure you are on the list for tonight, you can still reserve your spot for $10 per person. Event starts at 8:30pm.

Second to the last Folsom After Dark this season! Saturday September 9th  at 8:30pm. $10 per person. Reservations and ad...
08/27/2017

Second to the last Folsom After Dark this season! Saturday September 9th at 8:30pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. Call 651-465-3125 or private message us on Facebook to make your reservation. Take a night time, lantern led tour of the Folsom House and the Angel Hill district. Hear stories of the darker aspects of life in the mid 1800's.

Hello everyone. Happy August! The summer seems to just fly by. Thank you to all of you that have visited us this season ...
08/06/2017

Hello everyone. Happy August! The summer seems to just fly by. Thank you to all of you that have visited us this season and to those who still yet plan to come. It has been our busiest season for the last few years. We are looking for volunteers to help us continue to make a visit to the Folsom House a great one. We are in need of tour guides and greeters. No experience? No problem. We can provide the information about the Folsom family and their wonderful home as well as training. Outside of the site manager, the Folsom House staff are all volunteers and we would love to have you join our team. Contact us in a private message on Facebook or give us a call for more information. 651- 465- 3125.

We are no longer able to take reservations for this event. Hope to see you for next months Folsom After Dark August 12 a...
07/07/2017

We are no longer able to take reservations for this event. Hope to see you for next months Folsom After Dark August 12 at 9:30pm.

Folsom After Dark. Saturday July 8th at 10pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. Call 651-465-3125 or private message us on Facebook to make your reservation. Take a night time, lantern led tour of the Folsom House and the Angel Hill district. Hear stories of the darker aspects of life in the mid 1800's.

Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, this event is cancelled. We will try to reschedule and will keep you upd...
07/05/2017

Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, this event is cancelled. We will try to reschedule and will keep you updated.

Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, this event is cancelled. We will try to reschedule and will keep you updated. Updated 7/5/17

Vintage Baseball is back! Join us at the Osceola Braves Field in Osceola Wisconsin for a free vintage baseball game. This event was a hit last year! Vintage rules, uniforms and a sassy umpire. Sunday July 16 around 3pm. The game will start after the 1pm Braves game ends. Come one, come all and watch some ball!

Happy 4th of July! We are open today to celebrate our Nation's Holiday and invite you to come for a guided tour at the h...
07/04/2017

Happy 4th of July! We are open today to celebrate our Nation's Holiday and invite you to come for a guided tour at the historic Folsom House in Taylors Falls MN. First tour starts at 1pm and last tour starts at 4pm. Tours run every hour on the hour. $6 per adult, $ 5 college students, active military or veterans, and seniors, $4 for children ages 6-17, under age 6 is free. We are open every Friday,Saturday, and Sunday (and some holidays) through the second weekend of October.

We still have spots available for this event. Get yours before it is sold out.
07/03/2017

We still have spots available for this event. Get yours before it is sold out.

Folsom After Dark. Saturday July 8th at 10pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. Call 651-465-3125 or private message us on Facebook to make your reservation. Take a night time, lantern led tour of the Folsom House and the Angel Hill district. Hear stories of the darker aspects of life in the mid 1800's.

Happy Saturday everyone! So far, this season has been one of our busiest. Thank you to all of those that have come for o...
06/24/2017

Happy Saturday everyone! So far, this season has been one of our busiest. Thank you to all of those that have come for our tours. For those that have not yet made it to our site, we welcome you to come for a guided tour at the historic Folsom House in Taylors Falls MN. First tour starts at 1pm and last tour starts at 4pm. Tours run every hour on the hour. $6 per adult, $ 5 college students, active military or veterans, and seniors, $4 for children ages 6-17, under age 6 is free. We are open every Friday,Saturday, and Sunday through the second weekend of October. This is one of our volunteer tour guides, Emma. She will be off to college at Beloit to study history and museum studies in the fall. She does a great job as a tour guide and she will be missed when she starts her new adventure.

Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, this event is cancelled. We will try to reschedule and will keep you upd...
06/17/2017

Sadly, due to circumstances beyond our control, this event is cancelled. We will try to reschedule and will keep you updated. Updated 7/5/17

Vintage Baseball is back! Join us at the Osceola Braves Field in Osceola Wisconsin for a free vintage baseball game. This event was a hit last year! Vintage rules, uniforms and a sassy umpire. Sunday July 16 around 3pm. The game will start after the 1pm Braves game ends. Come one, come all and watch some ball!

Folsom After Dark. Saturday July 8th at 10pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. C...
06/17/2017

Folsom After Dark. Saturday July 8th at 10pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. Call 651-465-3125 or private message us on Facebook to make your reservation. Take a night time, lantern led tour of the Folsom House and the Angel Hill district. Hear stories of the darker aspects of life in the mid 1800's.

Today is the day! Hope to see all of you here.
06/10/2017

Today is the day! Hope to see all of you here.

Join us Saturday June 10 from 11:00am - 4:00pm for carnival fun! We will have old time tools for children to try, minnow races and more! Hot dogs, soda and chips will be for sale on site. We also will have a free showing of the movie "Trolls" on the lawn starting at 9pm. Bring your blanket or lawn chair.

06/08/2017

We are not able to take any more reservations for the Folsom After Dark event this Saturday. Stay tuned as we are now taking reservations for the Folsom After Dark event in July!

Folsom After Dark. Saturday June 10 at 9pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. Cal...
05/31/2017

Folsom After Dark. Saturday June 10 at 9pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. Call 651-465-3125 or private message us on Facebook to make your reservation. Take a night time, lantern lees tour of the Folsom House and the Angel Hill district. Hear stories of the darker aspects of life in the mid 1800's.

Join us Saturday June 10 from 11:00am - 4:00pm for carnival fun! We will have old time tools for children to try, minnow...
05/31/2017

Join us Saturday June 10 from 11:00am - 4:00pm for carnival fun! We will have old time tools for children to try, minnow races and more! Hot dogs, soda and chips will be for sale on site. We also will have a free showing of the movie "Trolls" on the lawn starting at 9pm. Bring your blanket or lawn chair.

We welcome you to come for a guided tour at the historic Folsom House in Taylors Falls MN. Open today! First tour starts...
05/29/2017

We welcome you to come for a guided tour at the historic Folsom House in Taylors Falls MN. Open today! First tour starts at 1pm and last tour starts at 4pm. Tours run every hour on the hour. $6 per adult, $ 5 college students, active military or veterans, and seniors, $4 for children ages 6-17, under age 6 is free. If you cannot make it today, we are open every Friday,Saturday, and Sunday through the second weekend of October.

The Folsom House opens Memorial Day weekend for our guided tours! Come and see inside this historic home. You will be le...
05/22/2017

The Folsom House opens Memorial Day weekend for our guided tours! Come and see inside this historic home. You will be learn about The Folsom Family as well as interesting facts about the 1800's. Tours start on the hour. First tour starts at 1pm and the last tour starts at 4pm. Cost is $6 adults and $5 for college students/seniors, $4 kids. Hope to see you this weekend. We are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Memorial Day. 1p- 4p all open days.

We have sold half of the tickets for this event. Get yours before it sells out!
04/26/2017

We have sold half of the tickets for this event. Get yours before it sells out!

Folsom After Dark is back. Saturday May 13 at 9pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. Call 651-465-3125 or private message us on Facebook to make your reservation. Take a night time, lantern lees tour of the Folsom House and the Angel Hill district. Hear stories of the darker aspects of life in the mid 1800's.

Folsom After Dark is back. Saturday May 13 at 9pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limit...
04/21/2017

Folsom After Dark is back. Saturday May 13 at 9pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. Call 651-465-3125 or private message us on Facebook to make your reservation. Take a night time, lantern lees tour of the Folsom House and the Angel Hill district. Hear stories of the darker aspects of life in the mid 1800's.

We do have some spots available for tonight's event. First come first serve. Private message Folsom house on Facebook to...
04/08/2017

We do have some spots available for tonight's event. First come first serve. Private message Folsom house on Facebook to claim your spot!

Folsom After Dark is back. April 8 at 9pm. $10 per person. Reservations and advance pay required. Space is limited. Call 651-465-3125 or private message us on Facebook to make your reservation. Take a night time, lantern lees tour of the Folsom House and the Angel Hill district. Hear stories of the darker aspects of life in the mid 1800's.

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272 W Government St
Taylors Falls, MN
55084

General information

Adults $6.00, Students and active military (with ID) $5.00, Seniors (65 +) $5.00, 6-17 yrs $4.00. Children under 6 get in free. Members of the Minnesota Historical Society and the Taylors Falls Historical Society get in free. Owned by the Minnesota Historical Society and operated by the Taylors Falls Historical Society.

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