440 N. Jackson Street
Janesville, WI 53548
Web: Rock County Historical Society
Your personalized tour of Janesville’s award-winning historic house museum includes all five levels from the basement where food is stored, to the cupola where the the servants hang the laundry to dry. Each level is restored to its 1857 splendor and is completed with furnishings belonging to the Tallman family.The Tallman house had five family members and two servants who were brother and sister. This 26 room Italianate villa style mansion is the only private home still in existence that can boast Abraham Lincoln as an overnight guest. Learn the story of Lincoln's extra night's stay during his 1859 visit. The original cost of the home was $33,000 in gold.
Watch an interview on the Rock County Historical Society on Discover Janesville.
|Season||February - May
Tours by appointment only
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tours leave every
hour on the hour
* Closed for the month of January.
Special Notes and Features of this Attraction:
Group reservations are made by calling the phone numbers listed on the front.
Tour groups report to the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center at 426 N. Jackson St.
Tours of the Lincoln-Tallman House will be adjusted to the needs of the guests in the group.
From Interstate 90 take Exit 171 A. Take Highway 26/Milton Avenue south for approximately 3 miles. Turn right at the stoplights onto Centerway Avenue. Go west about 1 mile and cross the Rock River. Turn right at the stoplights onto Franklin Street. Go a short distance up a hill and turn left on to Mineral Point Street. Your first left will be Jackson Street.
**All information is subject to change without notice; we encourage visitors to verify times, dates and other information listed.
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