Taylors Falls Historical Society

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Historic 1855 Folsom House

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Folsom House and Visitor Center Hours

Folsom House Regular Hours:
Memorial Day Weekend through the second weekend in October:
Fridays-Sundays and holidays from 1 to 4 p.m.. Tours run on the hour. Group tours available by reservation.

Admission Info

$6 adults, $5 seniors and college students, $4 children ages 6-17; free for children age 5 and under and MNHS members.
The Visitor Center Regular Hours:
Saturday, Sunday and holidays from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day from 1-4pm. Located just down the hill from the Folsom House in the lower level of the Memorial Community Center (the old train depot). Free.

Find Us

The Folsom House is located at 272 W. Government on beautiful Angel Hill in Taylors Falls. Click here for a map.

The TFHS Visitor Center is located on the corner of W. Government St. and First St. in the lower level of the Taylors Falls Memorial Community Center.

Raffle Tickets for Sale

This year the society is selling raffle tickets as a fundraiser. The tickets can be purchased from a TFHS member or at the fall dinner and November annual meeting. A packet of 5 tickets sells for $5.00. The drawing will be held during the Wassail Sale of the Lighting Festival on November 25, 2017.

Prizes are:

  1. An original painting by local award-winning artist Barb Young. Painting is of a red barn and is valued at $300.
  2. Dinner for two at Tangled up in Blue, a fabulous restaurant located on Bench Street in Taylors Falls. Value is $125.
  3. River cruise dinner for two not he St. Croix. Value $100.
  4. $25 gift certificate to Juneberry, the new sandwich shop in downtown Taylors Falls
  5. $50 gift certificate to Romayne’s, located in downtown Taylors Falls.

Upcoming TFHS Events


Become a Member of TFHS

Folsom House Events

Visit the Folsom House

Items for Sale

Life and Times in Taylors Falls

Journal subscriptions offered for U.S. residents at $15.00 per year (2 issues), or free to current TFHS members. Back issues are available: $5.00 plus $2.00 postage per copy. Write: Life & Times, PO Box 333, Taylors Falls, MN  55084-0333.

Fifty Years in the Northwest by W.H.C. Folsom

1999 Minnesota Territorial Sesquicentennial Facsimile Edition, edited by Clarence Nelson

Hardcover: $30 plus $2.00 each postage
Paperback: $20 plus $2.00 each postage

TFHS, PO Box 333, Taylors Falls, MN  55084

Life and Times Table of Contents

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General Inquiries

Taylors Falls Historical Society
PO Box 333
Taylors Falls, MN  55084-0333

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