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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
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History! History! History!

Wanna know more about Deadwood, Wild Bill, Calamity Jane and more? Than you go here! Admission is... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Alan G
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Colorado Springs, United States
Great Rainy Day Visit

The heavy rain dampened our plans, so we opted for the Adams Museum, well recommended by locals... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
John H
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Austin, Texas
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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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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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Wanna know more about Deadwood, Wild Bill, Calamity Jane and more? Than you go here! Admission is based on donations, recommended at $5/adult. Well worth the donation. You could spend hours there reading all the information, the notebooks with articles from the past, etc... You...More

Thank Alan G
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for writing a fantastic review about the Adams Museum! Your comments are greatly appreciated, and we are pleased you enjoyed the museum and the gift shop. We hope you will visit Deadwood again sometime.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

The heavy rain dampened our plans, so we opted for the Adams Museum, well recommended by locals. It's a curious sort of place with a mail level, a surrounding balcony above, and a basement below. To say that there were a variety of exhibits would...More

Thank John H
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your very kind review of the Adams Museum. Sorry your plans had to change, but it sounds like the museum was a great back up plan for the inclement weather. We appreciate your great feedback and hope to see you in Deadwood...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Has local and national history but also enough for small children to do fine there. Had a great selection of local books in the gift shop. Went home with a stack and finished one already. Loved all the books on local history both fiction and...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your excellent feedback on the Adams Museum. We appreciate your positive comments about the selection of books in the Adams General Store. We look forward to seeing you in Deadwood again!

Reviewed 14 October 2017

We enjoyed the museum and the interesting facts about Deadwood. We were very disappointed in the gift shop. The stairs were very steep for us as we are older but once we discovered the elevator we could really enjoy exhibits.More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your review of the Adams Museum. We are sorry you were disappointed with the selections in the gift shop. The stairs are very steep as the museum was built in 1930, but we are certainly glad you discovered the elevator so you...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

I have visited the Adams Museum in Deadwood for many years. It is very interesting and you can learn many historic facts about Deadwood's characters of the past. It is definitely worth an hour or so of our time. Nice plus, the museum is FREE,...More

Thank Jeanne M
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for visiting the Adams Museum. We are pleased to hear you are a return visitor and you continue to find the museum interesting. The exhibits director is currently working on "Riches and Responsibilities: Natural History of the Black Hills" which will occupy the...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We looked at the website and it said that the museum was open. It was on a Monday. When we arrived it was closed with a sign on the door that stated that they were closed on Monday and Tuesday. Website should be updated.More

Thank Carlene N
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your feedback. The Deadwood History website (DeadwoodHistory.com) lists the museum hours by time of year, broken down into months of the year. Our hours for all four properties are listed correctly on our website, but we are sorry to hear you found...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

When we visited the Adams House, we were told to go to the Museum. It turned out to be very interesting. Lots of History. No fee, but a donation.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

We are so pleased you added the Adams Museum to your itinerary after visiting the Adams House. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

The museum had many artifacts from the early years of Deadwood. It helps to depict the life at the time of the gold rush. There is so much to learn. Take your time here!

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you so much for choosing to visit the Adams Museum and for your very complimentary review!

Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a nice, clean museum offering local history! There was no entrance fee, just a donation box. Lots of activities for little ones.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you very much for your nice review of the Adams Museum. We appreciate your visit to Deadwood.

Reviewed 7 October 2017

With all the great reviews, we tried to go here on a Monday morning. Said it opened at 9am and no one showed up to open it. By 9:20 we left. Too bad.More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

We are sorry to hear you stopped by on Monday morning and missed seeing the Adams Museum. Fall hours began on October 1 and our hours switched to 10 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday-Saturday. We are closed Sundays and Mondays through the winter. Again, we...More

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Dangeross
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Response from Deadwoodrose | Property representative |
Yes there is an elevator.
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billyd42
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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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