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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
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Interesting with lots of displays

It is full of displays of the people of Deadwood like Calamity Jane & Wild Bill and the different... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MrsAndre
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Cushing, Oklahoma
Fabulous tour

The interior of this historic home is amazing ! We were lucky to have a small group of 7. Not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
J&S
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Grand Rapids, MI
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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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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 yesterday

It is full of displays of the people of Deadwood like Calamity Jane & Wild Bill and the different ethnic groups that lived there showing what they contributed to the town. It was very worthwhile to visit. They don't require an entry fee but is...More

Thank MrsAndre
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The interior of this historic home is amazing ! We were lucky to have a small group of 7. Not sure how big the groups get but this size was perfect for walking around the rooms . The plaster friezes, the marble sinks, the flooring,...More

Thank J&S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I came to this museum while my wife was shopping in town. I love history and I am a big fan of the Deadwood HBO show. The exhibits at the museum are extraordinary. There are some great exhibits that examine the everyday life of pioneers,...More

Thank PHB11716
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your excellent and thorough review of the Adams Museum. It's great to hear you enjoyed the museum, and that you are a big fan of the HBO® Deadwood series. We especially appreciate your "this is a can't miss location" comment....More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Adams Museum...nice place to visit, small but interesting. Great deal of artifacts from Deadwood . This was the second time I visited the museum

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

Thank you for making a second trip to the Adams Museum. We truly appreciate your nice feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing collection of memorabilia and artifacts from the area covering so many areas of interest. native american, pioneers, science, early travel. you can pretty much name it and they have it.

Thank dmc50
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We truly appreciate your visit to the Adams Museum and hope will visit Deadwood again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has several artifacts and of interest to myself was a small area featuring the Chinese who were original settlers.

Thank Bethw60795
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We truly appreciate your review and feedback on the Adams Museum. Thank you for coming to Deadwood!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Museum is free, but donations suggested. Unique history, photos, and wide variety of artifacts from early Deadwood area and the period. Excellent large complete fossilized pleisuar skeleton found on farm property in the area. 3 floors + pull-out drawers of artifacts, and photos documenting the...More

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

Thank you for your comments about your visit to the Adams Museum. We are pleased you found our museum interesting. Since the building was built in 1929, it is a historic structure and yes, the steps are steep, but safe and there are hand rails....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting artifacts. Stairs were steep. Very polite reception. Clean building and restrooms. Not for younger children.

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

Thank you for your feedback about your visit to the Adams Museum. I hope you saw the plesiosaur (marine reptile) and school house with old-fashioned children's games on the lower level. All child-friendly.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a "donations" only museum and I think my husband put in a $20 for the 5 of us and thought that was a deal. There is a very nice kids area downstairs with old fashioned games, toys etc. that is all hands on...More

Thank rachellynn99
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We truly appreciate your comments about the Adams Museum and hope you will visit Deadwood again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Adams Museum 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 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, and we hope you enjoyed your time in Deadwood!

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Dangeross
Is there an elevator in the Museum?
26 June 2016|
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Response from Deadwoodrose | Property representative |
Yes there is an elevator.
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billyd42
hours of operation in September 2015
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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