Choose one of several tours of the Lincoln-Tallman House. The Traditional Tour takes you through the first floor, second floor, basement and kitchen. Learn about the construction of the mansion, the members and personalities of the Tallman family, and the events that caused Abraham Lincoln to spend two nights in the house. For first-time visitors, the Traditional Tour offers an excellent overview. 60 minute tours are held every hour from 11am to 2pm on Thursdays - Sundays, with tours by appointment Monday - Wednesday.

Descend the stairs and enter the world of servant life in the Help Wanted Tour. That means rolling up your sleeves, putting on an apron, and participating in a variety of 19th century chores and activities. If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, this is the tour for your. It is a great family activity, interactive and entertaining for all age groups. The 60 minute tour covers the first and second floors plus the basement and kitchen, and is available at 10am and 3pm on Thursdays - Sundays, with tours by appointment Monday - Wednesday.

When it was built in in 1859, William Tallman's mansion was a home far ahead of its time - with gas-lit chandeliers, running water, an intercom system, and more. In the interactive Tallman's Technologies Tour, you will be guided through a world of Victorian innovation, seen through the eyes of a prospective home buyer in 1872. You've never seen the Lincoln-Tallman House like this before. The 60 minute tour covers the first and second floor, plus a video and exhibit, and is available by appointment.


Cost:  $8-10 adults, $7-9 seniors & students, $4-6 children 5-17; free for children under 5, veterans, and RCHS members (Free Parking)
Location: Rock County Historical Society - 426 N Jackson St - Janesville, WI 53548
Categorized as: History & Heritage, Tours
Phone: 608-756-4509
Date(s):  9/29/16-9/30/16