Where Past Meets Present

Tour Schedules & Pricing

RCHS Campus & Museum CenterCharles Tallman Archives
** Hours may change due to private events **

Sept. 2 - Oct. 13, 2019

Mondays & Tuesdays: Closed
Wednesdays & Thursdays: By appointment
Thursdays: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sundays: Noon - 3 p.m.

Oct. 14 - Nov. 10, 2019

Daily: By appointment

Nov. 29 - Dec. 30, 2019

Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays: Closed
Thursdays & Fridays: Noon - 7 p.m.
Thursdays: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: Noon - 4 p.m.
** Special hours on Mondays (Dec. 23 and 30): Noon to 7 p.m.


Wednesday & Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

** Other times by appointment **
Call for group pricing
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

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

With all new decorations, you’ll view more than 20 trees, each creatively adorned by local businesses, nonprofits and individuals. From Germany to Greece to Mexico, discover each nation’s traditions – and how weather and religion influence their celebrations.

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