Folsom House

Three quarters view of colonial style wood house.

The home of a lumber baron

Three quarters view of colonial style wood house.

The home of a lumber baron

Visit the 19th-century home of lumber baron W.H.C. Folsom, nestled among other New England style buildings and filled with original furnishings.

This site is managed by the Taylors Falls Historical Society.

Dining room with a table set for four people.

What to see and do

A bedroom with a bed, a cradle, a rocking chair and some other furniture.

Join a guided tour and learn about the rich history of the Folsom family as you step through the house restored to its 19th-century splendor.

The Northern White Pine center of the world

Attracted by the plentiful timber of the St. Croix Valley, American settlers from New England arrived between 1840 and 1870 to seek their fortunes in the lumber industry. Among them was W.H.C. Folsom, who would make a name for himself in both business and politics.

Folsom House, Taylors Falls, Approximately 1860.

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