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Friendly and informative staff

Unique property with beautiful architectural features and a view to Victorian lifestyles and... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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Impressive historical site

Very impressed with the history of this site. The docent (Jim) was very informative. The house... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Take a step back into the 19th century on one of our guided Lincoln-Tallman House tours, explore the fascinating new exhibits at Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center or attend one of our many events such as Tallman Arts Festival, the Lincoln Fun Dash or...more
426 N Jackson St, Rock County Historical Society, Janesville, WI 53548-2936
+1 608-756-4509
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Unique property with beautiful architectural features and a view to Victorian lifestyles and expectations in the Midwest. The Talman family moved from Rome, NY and built on this high point if ground overlooking the river. Eventually donated the property and adjacent hones added later to...More

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Very impressed with the history of this site. The docent (Jim) was very informative. The house has many rooms preserved as it was during Lincoln's visit. It was interesting to learn of this moment in time. Definitely worth an hour of your time. Stop and...More

Thank MyHomeMilwaukee
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Tallman House and grounds are very well taken care of and a treat to visit. The tour is informative and not "stuffy" like some tours can be! They give you a lot of access to the rooms and features of the house. Staff is...More

Thank JsvlPS
Reviewed 14 June 2018

So many beautiful original furnishings. Great history of this family and how Lincoln visited. We saw the same bed he slept in! Make time for this. We were travelling to O Hare and had time to visit an attraction so sought something interesting like this...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

A great collection of Janesville's past. A great stately home of a peal button factory owner. Great People.

Thank Connie G
Reviewed 24 December 2017

The historical society is a lovely place. The building is wonderful and a must see!. A nice hour spent.

Thank holeinone44
Reviewed 23 December 2017

This was a very well attended event with exceptional use of the museum campus and facility. Not much diversity in terms of artists but portions of the proceeds are donated to a charity for disadvantaged youth!

Thank Lynette B
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I'm in love with the Rock County Historical Society. If there is ever such a thing as a "living" historical society, this would be it. RCHS is incredibly integrated with the Janesville community and host a generous amount of events ("core events'", and then smaller,...More

Thank Casandra M
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Was a great time had a lot of great vendors , crafts and gifts. Music was great and they had a few food trucks witch was great! Seeing a lot of the historical parts of the house was very interesting an to see all you...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 27 June 2017

If you like to step back in time, and experience a piece of history, this tour is for you. The docents are very knowledgeable about the Tallman family, Lincolns time there, and the history of the house. We had a 15 year old trainee, and...More

1  Thank dmkrusito
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18 July 2015|
Response from Mike R | Property representative |
L M, I think the option is to add photos directly to the review while the review is being made or, after the review is posted, the photos must be added separately. Where it says "Review" on our main page, there should be a... More