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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
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A day in Deadwood

We were only in the area for one day but we were glad we made time to visit this museum. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Momdor
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Omaha, Nebraska
Excellent!

Great information and easy to do a self-guided tour! Really enjoyed learning more about local... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elizabeth Z
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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The Adams Museum is the Black Hills’ oldest history museum. In 1930 pioneer businessman W.E. Adams founded the Adams Museum in downtown Deadwood with the purpose of preserving and displaying the history of the Black Hills. The Adams Museum is home to some of the Black Hills’ greatest treasures including Potato Creek Johnny’s gold nugget, beloved American illustrator N.C. Wyeth’s pencil sketch drawing of Western legend Wild Bill Hickok, the mysterious Thoen Stone record of the Ezra Kind party’s discovery of gold in the Hills in the 1830s and a one-of-a-kind plesiosaur (marine reptile). In addition to exhibits on all three levels, the Adams General Store is located on the main floor.
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  • Average7%
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“gold nugget” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
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+1 605-578-1714
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Reviewed yesterday

We were only in the area for one day but we were glad we made time to visit this museum. The exhibits were interesting and very well presented. It made history very accessible.

Thank Momdor
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great information and easy to do a self-guided tour! Really enjoyed learning more about local history! {And cost was only a suggested donation!}

Thank Elizabeth Z
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This and the Mount Moriah Cemetery were highlights of our half-day visit to Deadwood. Lots of gambling, restaurants and saloons downtown, capitalizing on the Wild Bill Hickok/Calamity Jane hype. The museum offers some real information about these people and good perspective on Deadwood's history. We...More

Thank Barbara N
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was one of the better museums, with interesting displays and information close to each so visitor may read about the people and places shown. Has a couple of floors but was easy to get around.

Thank s0nshineacres
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your great review of the Adams Museum! Your feedback is appreciated. We hope to see you in Deadwood again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be fooled by the size of this diminutive building. The artifacts and comprehensiveness of the museum are astounding!

Thank Heidi B
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of the Adams Museum! We hope to see you in Deadwood again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip to South Dakota. The museum is filled with interesting historical displays and info on Deadwood and South Dakota. It was a very fun and interesting learning experience.

Thank bobca1947
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy your visit to the Adams Museum was one of the highlights of your trip to South Dakota. Your comments are deeply appreciated.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum with an electic and interesting collection of items. Thought we'd find typical "about the west, gun slingers, etc." but it had only some of those items. We spent approx., 2 hours there. There is a small interactive area in the lower level for...More

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Adams Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed the exhibits and found the collection to be interesting and eclectic. It's nice to hear you liked the interactive school house area with the games and puzzles - and yes we hope adults...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum had a ton of things about Deadwood and it's residents of the past. Very interesting exhibits. A good place for adults and children. Friendly and helpful staff. Gift store is small but great. try it.

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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for writing a very kind review about the Adams Museum exhibits and staff. So glad you came to Deadwood, and we hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum near downtown. Has the 1st locomotive from the Homestake Mine, an interesting fossil dinosaur, and many other interesting exhibits and quality artifacts. Info. on infamous Deadwood personalities. Suggested donation of $5. Little gift shop.

Thank Johnny J
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting the Adams Museum and giving us good feedback. We hope to see you in Deadwood again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the overview of Deadwood. It was great to have portions of the museum sectioned into areas of interest. Don’t forget the museum gift shop - the kids are friendly and helpful. About $5 an adult and $2/ child is a suggested donation. There...More

Thank Vickie W
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your wonderful feedback on the Adams Museum exhibits, gift shop, and friendly staff. We hope to see you in Deadwood again soon.

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Dangeross
26 June 2016|
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Response from Deadwoodrose | Property representative |
Yes there is an elevator.
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billyd42
1 March 2015|
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Response from DeadwoodRose1892 | Property representative |
Hello, The Adams Museum is open daily in September, 9 AM to 5 PM. Thank you!
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