Where Past Meets Present

Lincoln Tallman House

Schedule & Pricing

Rock County Historical Society Museum, Archives, & Visitor Center

  • Gift shop: open by appointment (call 608-756-4509 to schedule)

  • Lincoln-Tallman House: Closed for restoration

  • Museum & Visitors Center: Closed for exhibit reset

April thru November:

  • Open 11AM to 3PM


  • Holiday hours TBA

Questions? Want to make an appointment?
Please contact:

Tim Maahs, Executive Director
(608) 756-4509
[email protected]
** Hours may change due to private events **
Traditional Tour or Holiday Tree Show Tour

Call for group pricing

Adults: $10
Seniors (65+) & College Students: $9
Children (age 6-17): $6
Kids (age 5 & under): FREE
RCHS Members & Military Veterans: FREE

Combo tickets:
Option #1: Helen Jeffris Wood Museum & Visitor Center: $10, includes exhibits on two different levels of the building.
Option #2: Helen Jeffris Wood Museum & Visitor Center and Lincoln Tallman House tour: $15.
For RCHS Members and Sponsors

Behind The Scenes Tour

Looking for something fun, new and safe to do? Don’t miss the Behind-the-Scenes tours at the Rock County Historical Society. Stroll the beautiful campus as you visit three historic buildings, viewing new collections in a relaxed atmosphere while sipping wine, beer or water. Behind-the-Scenes tours are for RCHS members, their guests, and our Annual Business Sponsors only.

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Our Most-Popular Tour

Traditional Tour

Discover the beauty, ambiance and history of the Lincoln-Tallman House during its heyday as the home of the William Morrison Tallman family. Led by a docent, you’ll be transported back in time as you walk the halls, enter the rooms and hear the stories of a 19th-Century Rock County family and their daily life. Learn details about their most famous visitor, Abraham Lincoln, who visited in October 1859.

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See more than 50 beautifully decorated trees

Holiday Tree Show Tour

Brighten your Holiday Spirit with the sparkle of more than 50 one-of-a-kind Christmas trees. Don’t miss the Lincoln-Tallman House decked-out for the holidays! Inside the warmth of the beautifully decorated mansion, see the trees creatively decorated by local businesses and nonprofits.

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Help Wanted Tour

It’s time to descend the stairs and enter the world of servant life! The Rock County Historical Society presents Help Wanted, a new tour in which visitors learn about Victorian life through the eyes of the servants. You’ll roll up your sleeves, put on an apron and join in a variety of 19th century chores and activities. If you’re a fan of “Upstairs Downstairs” or “Downton Abbey”, this is definitely the tour for you! It’s also a great family or rental activity, as it is both interactive and entertaining for all ages.

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