Folsom is well known for its connection to Californian history. And through the efforts of the dedicated citizens and the Folsom Historical Society, that history is still alive for all to see to this day.
If you want a good idea of what Folsom may have looked like back in the Old West, then Sutter Street is an absolute must on your historical tour of Folsom. The street is a merge between present and past as the buildings themselves say you’re in an era of cowboys but the asphalt street says otherwise. Some of the buildings were actually constructed in the 1800s but refurbished and repurposed to fit their modern-day setting. Regardless, Sutter Street is a great place to shop and walk around.
Another famous historical location is Folsom Prison. A prison that is deeply tied with both Californian history and music. The prison is the second oldest prison in California, as it was created to alleviate the overpopulation of San Quentin. The prison is also famous for its role in helping Johnny Cash’s career. During a slump in his musical career, he decided to do a live recording of his music at Folsom Prison. Giving a performance with other musicians kicked Johnny Cash back into gear and helped him become the musical legend he is today.
For those who are into historical technology then a trip to the Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park would be an enjoyable sight to see. The location was used in the 1895 to power sections of Sacramento, all the way from Folsom. It used the waters of the American River to create power, and the building and technology used inside is still very well preserved. And like most things in Folsom, it is located right next to the water, making it a perfect place to spend an afternoon.
If you are new to Folsom and are looking to buy or sell a home in the area, contact your local Folsom Real Estate Team today! We would love to answer any questions you have as well as offer you a fantastic experience to share with your friends!