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Folsom Prison Museum

Between Folsom and Folsom Dam at Folsom Prison, Folsom, CA
+1 916-985-2561
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Just a small two story just inside gate of prison.Loaded with alot of facts,Johnny Cash made famous... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ronstagehand
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New Hartford
Great prison history in Folsom

I stopped by the Folsom Prison museum and spent an hour hear. Lots of pictures and memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
Richard K
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El Dorado Hills, California
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The museum contains various exhibitions, including descriptions of executions and mugshots.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Between Folsom and Folsom Dam at Folsom Prison, Folsom, CA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a small two story just inside gate of prison.Loaded with alot of facts,Johnny Cash made famous as well as Rick James.2 dollar admission fee.Staff well versed and readily answer any questions.Prison is a working facility with 3000 inmates housed here.Agin small but well worth...More

1  Thank ronstagehand
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I stopped by the Folsom Prison museum and spent an hour hear. Lots of pictures and memorabilia. Inmate manufactured weapons are fascinating.

1  Thank Richard K
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The museum is right across the street from the prison entrance and is about as close to the walls as they will allow. It isn’t very big but is packed with prison history and exhibits. Be sure and take the time to watch the video...More

1  Thank Mitch M
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I have lived in Folsom for about 14 years. I'm not normally big on museums, but I had family coming in from the East Coast and they all said that they really wanted to go to the Folsom Prison Museum. It's located right in town...More

3  Thank Stan S
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Was in Sacramento for work and was looking for something to do. Id heard about this museum through Trip Advisor and decided to check it out. It's an awesome museum full of History and Artifacts from the prison over time. It was very insightful and...More

Thank Mitchell M
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

For a very small fee you can browse the museum and see all of its contents and history about the prison and Folsom. They also sell cute trinkets and t-shirts. Get your picture taken out front "walking the line"

1  Thank FolsomSue
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

We love view all the animals and the people there are very nice. Every time I go to sacramento it’s always a great experience the people there are very happy & generous I’ve never had a bad expirience going to the Folsom museum

Thank Judy R
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Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We found the video very well done. This Prison was built by inmates that learned a solid craft. To see the history was fascinating. Sure glad I’m on this side of the gate!!

1  Thank 834bettye
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I went here on a whim while on a quick trip to Folsom. Ended up spending at least an hour at this little museum. Lots of really cool display items and the docent was awesome!

Thank candaflo
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Stopped by this place on the way through the area. The museum is small but well done. The two workers were retired prison workers and full of information about the history of the place. From the front of the museum you can see the main...More

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flight000
18 January 2017|
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Response from 206aliceo | Reviewed this property |
No. He actually played inside the prison and you cannot go inside. The museum is located outside the gates.
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Shirley C
14 January 2015|
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Response from 206aliceo | Reviewed this property |
I don't think anyone is allowed inside the prison. The museum is small, no need for a tour
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