Where Past Meets Present

Tour Schedules & Pricing

Rock County Historical Society Museum, Archives, & Visitor Center
Closed: January – March 2020
Opening Day: April 1, 2020
Questions? Please contact:
Tim Maahs, Executive Director
(608) 756-4509 ext. 301
** Hours may change due to private events **
Traditional Tour or Help Wanted TourAdults: $10
Seniors (62+) & College Students: $9
Children (age 6-17): $6
Kids (age 5 & under): FREE
RCHS Members & Military Veterans: FREE
Call for group pricing

Traditional Tallman Tour

Discover the beauty, ambiance and history of the Lincoln-Tallman House during its heyday as the home of the William Morrison Tallman family. 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. A docent provides a historical overview of the family and their home. Learn details about their most famous visitor, Abraham Lincoln, who visited in October 1859. Interact with new experiences throughout the tour that stimulate your senses and make the Tallmans come alive on a personal level!

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Tallman House 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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A Tallman Christmas

Brighten your Holiday Spirit with the Sparkle of More than 30 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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