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Adams House

22 Van Buren St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1432
+1 605-578-3724
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Pleasantly Surprised

Took the tour of the Adams House and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour guide, Robin, was excellent... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bclimon
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Chantilly, Virginia
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Had a great and informative tour with Ian on Sunday. Interesting glimpse into late 19th century... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Paul5456
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Bradenton, Florida
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The Historic Adams House was built in 1892 by Deadwood pioneers Harris and Anna Franklin. Local contemporary press described the home as "the grandest house west of the Mississippi." The elegant Queen Anne-style house heralded a wealthy and socially prominent new age for Deadwood, a former rough and tumble gold mining town. Harris and Anna Franklin’s son Nathan bought the house for $1 in 1905. In 1920, Nathan Franklin sold the house to W.E. and Alice Adams for $8,500. Adams' second wife Mary closed up the house in 1936, two years after W.E.'s death, leaving the contents and furnishings intact. By 1987, an infirm Mary Adams Balmat sold the mansion to a couple who renovated the house and operated it as a bed and breakfast inn until 1992 when they sold the home to the City of Deadwood’s Historic Preservation Commission.
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22 Van Buren St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1432
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took the tour of the Adams House and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour guide, Robin, was excellent. She didn't rush, gave lots of interesting history about the house and the families who once occupied it, and was considerate of a lady using a cane to...More

Thank bclimon
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your great review of the Adams House. We appreciate your gracious comments about the tour, and most especially, Robin as your tour guide. And it's really good to hear that you were pleasantly surprised! We hope you will make another...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a great and informative tour with Ian on Sunday. Interesting glimpse into late 19th century life.

Thank Paul5456
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for writing a great review about the Adams House. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your tour with Ian.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning even still today. Must see while in Deadwood. Many different tours available. Paranormal tour in October! Great for families, couples or going solo.

Thank Averke
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your excellent feedback about your tour of the Adams House. And we hope to see you again in October for the Paranormal Investigation Tours!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting. The house was very nice and well kept. The guide was very informative and knew a lot. Recommend this to anyone interested in history.

Thank snoopygirl74
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for choosing to visit the Adams House. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the time you spent with us. We hope you'll visit Deadwood again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful museum. We learned so much history on the town as well. A little slow for our 5 & 7 year old, but they did fine through it.

Thank calliec22
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to the Adams House in Deadwood. We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a cool place to see in Deadwood. I like Victorian houses, and I enjoyed seeing the decor and learning about the history of the family.

Thank rkubesh
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for choosing to visit the Adams House. So glad you enjoyed the house, decor, and learning about the families.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Adams House is a great tour of an authentic 1800s mansion. Most of the furnishings are all original from the period that the Adams family lived there. A must see if you want to see how the rich lived in the town of Deadwood.

Thank David S
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful comments about the Adams House. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was one of a kind. The memorabilia they have from the time period is cool. Our tour guide was super knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had. Totally recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great comments about the Adams House. We are pleased you enjoyed the tour, as well as your tour guide. We appreciate your recommendation.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Adams House is a magnificent 125 year old Queen Anne style home in Deadwood. There are 1 hour guided tours on the history and people who lived here. Ian gave a detailed, interesting tour. Entrance fee is $10. They participate in the North American...More

Thank Pnemiller
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review of the Adams House. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour with Ian. We hope to see you in Deadwood again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting. Tour is approx. 45-1 hour. My 12 year old son even enjoyed the history. Beautiful home.

Thank Emily m
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your feedback - especially your comments about your 12 year old son enjoying the history of the home. So glad you visited!

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tykadero
I enjoyed the tour so much. Our tour guide told us the type of tile around the fireplace in the first sitting room. I can't remember what kind he said it was. Can you tell me. I loved it!
19 June 2017|
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Response from tykadero | Reviewed this property |
I thought the tour guide said it was a kind of tile. I remember he said it was fired twice to give it the look it had.
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Jamie D
What will your hours be for Memorial Day Weekend?
24 April 2017|
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Response from DeadwoodRose1892 | Property representative |
Hello, Jamie May - September we are open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM. We hope to see you on Memorial Day weekend! Thank you, Rose
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tsmith872017
What is the cost to tour this home?
15 April 2017|
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Response from DeadwoodRose1892 | Property representative |
Hello, $10 per adult is correct. Thanks to all who answered this question over the weekend!
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