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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
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Well Worth Your Visit

This is an attractive brick Victorian and warranted an early afternoon visit. No problem parking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alan R
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Richardson, Texas
A Neat Museum

This has some interesting parts of Deadwood and the old west, It's a small museum and we had took... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Trevor D
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Calgary, Canada
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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 4 days ago

This is an attractive brick Victorian and warranted an early afternoon visit. No problem parking on the street in front of the Adams. Tickets sold in a separate building near the rear of the house. After a short wait, an excellent and informative tour of...More

1  Thank Alan R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This has some interesting parts of Deadwood and the old west, It's a small museum and we had took about an hour to go through it.

Thank Trevor D
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your nice feedback about the Adams Museum! We truly appreciate your visiting our Deadwood History museums.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a museum built by a local philanthropist that shows Deadwood history going back to the gold rush days. Articles from the towns glory days as a mining town are numerous and if you want to read all of the info presented you could...More

Thank capemaytraveler
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for writing a great review about the Adams Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed the time you spent with us and hope you'll visit Deadwood again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting stop. No charge but donations are encouraged. Well presented history of Deadwood and black hills.

Thank Kare-M327
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your comments about the Adams Museum. We appreciate your visit to Deadwood.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled upon this museum when we stopped in Deadwood and found it to be a hidden gem. They offer SUCH a great glimpse into the history of the area and have 3 floors of exhibits to enjoy. It is a self guided tour and...More

2  Thank amarinesmom226
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience about your visit to the Adams Museum. Your feedback is greatly important to us. We are very pleased to hear you found the museum to be a hidden gem - and a great glimpse into...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I are big fans of American history and were told by friends that we had to go to Deadwood when we were in SD. This was one of the few truly historical sites in the town and it was...ok. They do have...More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are sorry to hear you felt the museum was only okay, but we are glad you found some interesting historical information and pieces while you were in the Adams Museum.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is a huge fan of Wild West history. This museum fit the bill perfectly. They ask for a $5 donation per person, but there is no set admission fee. There are 3 floors of information and exhibits with all things Deadwood. We both...More

Thank 789danaj
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We greatly appreciate your review about the Adams Museum. Thank you for your kind words about finding the museum and its exhibits very interesting, and a must see when visiting the area.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great museum with tons of interesting Deadwood history including the largest gold nugget ever found, right there in the front lobby!

Thank NOmiceplease31310
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great comments about the Adams Museum. We are really pleased you enjoyed seeing Potato Creek Johnny's original gold nugget on display and that you found tons of interesting Deadwood history in the museum.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed seeing the varied memorabilia and reding about the different characters that were important to Deadwood history including the Dino exhibit in the basement. Was uncertain about the naked mini sculptures exhibited upstairs. There is no set fee, just leave a donation.More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our museum. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the time you spent with us! The "nudist colony," carved by Homestake Gold Mine watchman Robert J. Poe, was exhibited at the 1933 Chicago World's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the places we stopped in Deadwood, this was my favorite. This museum was filled with history. A lot of fun!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Adams Museum. We are so glad this was your favorite stop in Deadwood! We hope you will visit Deadwood again.

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Dangeross
26 June 2016|
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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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