Lincoln Tallman House
at Rock County Historical Society

You group's 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 it's 1857 splendor and is completed with furnishings belonging to the Tallman family.The Tallman house had five family members and two servants, which 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.


Established in 1857.


Season Monday - Friday Saturday -Sunday
June-Sept 9 AM – 4 PM 9 AM – 4 PM
January - May, October-November 19 By appointment  By appointment
Nov 20- Dec 30 9 AM – 4 PM 9 AM – 4 PM


sed on all major holidays

Group Information:

Group reservations are made by calling 608-756-4509 or 608-752-4519

1st Group tour of the day starts at 8:30 am.

Last Group tour of the day varies. They have done evening tours.

Group tours are conducted daily, year round.

Group cost per person $7.50.

Motorcoach Parking is available.

Tour groups report to the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center at 426 N. Jackson Street.

Tours of the Lincoln-Tallman House will be adjusted to the needs of the guests in the group.

General Information:

You can spend 1 ½ hours on average at this attraction. Only guided tours are offered.

The cost of the tour is $8.00 (Adults), $4.00 (Ages 6-18), $7.50 (Senior Citizens)

Mastercard and VISA are accepted.

There are 3 levels of stairways in the house. Members of tours are not required to tour all 5 levels.

There is a gift shop in the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center, which is open 9 am – 4pm.

There is no food or refreshments available for purchase.

Public restrooms are available.

Visitor Center is in ADA compliance. The Lincoln-Tallman House has a wheelchair lift to the first floor only.

The Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center has local exhibits on display.


Special Events See Calendar of Events


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.


P.O. Box 8096
426 N. Jackson Street
Janesville, WI  53545

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