We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Really cool stuff if you like history and the wild west!

It was free to enter but you should donate something to support the museum. There are a few floors... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Eric E
,
Santa Monica, California, United States
Great Museum

We popped in to see what was on offer. It is a brilliant place to spend time. There is so much to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ann1953
,
Ermington, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 502 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
CONTACT
Website
+1 605-578-1714
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
50
Reviews (502)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 497 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

It was free to enter but you should donate something to support the museum. There are a few floors of relics to look at. Some pretty cool old stuff, especially if you are familiar with some of the famous individuals from the old west. To...More

Thank Eric E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We popped in to see what was on offer. It is a brilliant place to spend time. There is so much to see and we couldn't believe it all originated in Deadwood. It is well worth the visit.

Thank Ann1953
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum is easily doable in about 1 hour. Neat collection of artifacts from the area, but were disappointed that the Thoren stone wasn't there.More

Thank Batmancop
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your kind review and feedback about the Adams Museum. The Thoen Stone was recently moved to the upper floor on the mezzanine. We are so sorry you didn't see it. It has been on the main floor for quite some time, but...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have talked about going here for years & we did it this trip. I now only wish we would have done it sooner. They ask for a 5.00 donation per adult, you get your 5 dollars worth. It's a self guided tour & the...More

Thank Buford-Gs
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review about the Adams Museum! It's great to hear positive comments about the museum from someone who isn't a history buff per se. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Deadwood. The Adams Museum...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good museum dealing with Deadwood history Depending on how interested you are in western history I think you will enjoy this place a lot. Interesting displays and artifacts. I'm currently doing research on a story I'm writing so this was an ideal place to...More

Thank roadbumSWMich
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your nice review and kind words about the Adams Museum. Good luck with your research! We hope to see you in Deadwood again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum, but full of items and interesting documents from the history of Deadwood. We weren't planning on going, but we had some time before our tour of Mt. Moriah cemetery. I am so glad we did. Very interesting

Thank Louise A
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review and lovely comments about the Adams Museum. We are pleased you found interesting documents and items on exhibit. We appreciate your visit to Deadwood and the Adams Museum!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It didn't take long to walk through this small museum. Some pretty good information on Deadwood. Not bad if you're walking by, but there wasn't enough there to recommend as a must stop.

Thank swearengen
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're glad you found some good information on Deadwood in the museum, but we are sorry to hear you would not recommend the Adams Museum as a must stop and see.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Open air first and second floors made this feel like a home turned Museum. Displays are labeled well. It has a varied type of them too. History is shown from different views covering the varied type of people who were the beginning citizens.

Thank _dshull44
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad to hear you enjoyed visiting the Adams Museum, its artifacts, and displays. We hope to see you in Deadwood again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you look at the building from the outside you cannot imagine all the treasures on the inside of this remarkable museum. It transports you back in time to the gold rush era with such famous characters as Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane. We...More

Thank Anthony R
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your excellent review of the Adams Museum. It's great to hear you enjoyed all the artifacts and stories inside this museum. And we are glad to meet other HBO® Deadwood series fans! We truly appreciate your visit to our museum.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after a recommendation from the woman working at the information center. There was a LOT of information and different items in the museum. there are 3 levels to the museum and it was a donation for entry (suggested $5/person).

Thank mnlakesgirl
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review of the Adams Museum. We appreciate your visit to Deadwood and the Adams!

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Deadwood Legends Steakhouse at The Franklin Hotel
598 reviews
.13 km away
Deadwood Winery
14 reviews
.16 km away
Mavericks
617 reviews
.14 km away
The Deadwood Social Club
1,565 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mount Moriah Cemetery
1,315 reviews
.31 km away
Adams House
345 reviews
.45 km away
Historic Old Town
728 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Dangeross
26 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Deadwoodrose | Property representative |
Yes there is an elevator.
1
Vote
billyd42
1 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from DeadwoodRose1892 | Property representative |
Hello, The Adams Museum is open daily in September, 9 AM to 5 PM. Thank you!
0
Votes