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Days of '76 Museum

18 76th Dr, adjacent to the Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD 57732-7451
+1 605-578-1657
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Live re-creations of the town's rich history started in 1924 through the Days of '76 celebration and award-winning rodeo. The celebration began as a way to honor Deadwood's pioneers - the prospectors, miners, muleskinners and madams who poured into the Black Hills in 1876 to settle the gold-filled gulches of Dakota Territory. Deadwood's newest museum documents the celebration and rodeo. The Days of '76 Museum features exceptional displays of carriages, firearms, American Indian artifacts and illustrates Deadwood's enduring friendship with Buffalo Bill Cody. The Days of '76 Museum is wheelchair accessible. The Mercantile gift shop is located on the first floor.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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18 76th Dr, adjacent to the Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD 57732-7451
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+1 605-578-1657
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved this museum, the price was reasonable and it was full of interesting items from the wild west period, especially the wagons, they were a particular favourite. A camera is a must.

Thank johnlally1984
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great comments on the Days of '76 Museum. We are pleased you loved the museum and found the wagons to be a particular favorite of yours.

Reviewed 6 days ago

What a nice surprise ... we have visited the Black Hills of SD and the Deadwood area a few times before and were somewhat familiar with the Days of 76; however, never took in this museum. Very inexpensive and what a nice collection of Days...More

Thank JMelq
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your nice review and recommendation of the Days of '76 Museum. We are so pleased you visited the museum on your most recent trip to Deadwood. Thank you for your very positive comments on our helpful staff too. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fun touring the Days of '76 Museum in Deadwood. The old wagons, carriages and memorabilia really showed how the people in the old west traveled and lived.

Thank David S
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are pleased you enjoyed the wagon, carriages, and collections at the Days of '76 Museum. So glad you visited Deadwood!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The day we visited Deadwood, it poured down rain. We drove right in and saw the museum and decided it was a great place to start our day. The museum has a large collection of wagons, coaches, carriages, firearms and native American and old West...More

Thank Pamomanddad
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. It's good to hear your kids enjoyed the hands on games, exhibits, and stagecoach that people can climb into for photos. You did receive a military discount. We appreciate your feedback on our friendly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a museum about their annual parade. If you're not interested in the annual "Days of '76" parade, skip it.More

Thank RoundHereBuzz
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to share your comments about the Days of '76 Museum. Your reviews are all the same and very consistent - you must not enjoy history or at least our specific history, thus our museums did not provide information you were...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great array of original artifacts, from pioneer wagons, native American items, original weapons, rifles, pistols. Articles of events that were happening during the early years of the 19th century. When in Deadwood South Dakota a must see.More

Thank poppy8264
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a great review of our museum. We are always happy to get feedback, and we appreciate your comments about the great variety of artifacts on display at the Days of '76 Museum. So pleased you visited! We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 1 March 2017

The deadwood museum. Stopped in because we had time to kill. Would not make it a must stop but all the history of deadwood is there.More

Thank NDsteel
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on the Days of '76 Museum. We are sorry to hear you found the museum typical, but we are pleased you felt all the history of Deadwood was included. This is a beautiful new building,...More

Reviewed 27 January 2017

I visited this venue on my first trip to Deadwood. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable and it was great to find about some of the history from this very historical town. I also loved learning about the local Rodeo, which is very popular....More

Thank Piper H
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Thank you for your exceptional review of the Days of '76 Museum! We truly appreciate your taking the time to visit the museum and your great appreciation of our history. We hope you have the opportunity to attend the Days of ' 76 rodeo on...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016

We nearly didn't visit this museum but decided to stop on our way out of town going to Rapid City. It is a really interesting place and we spent quite a lot of time wandering around the exhibits. Particularly liked the room with all the...More

Thank calamityjane2016
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 November 2016

Thank you for your excellent review of the Days of '76 Museum. So glad your unplanned visit turned into an interesting and positive experience. Thank you for your wonderful comments about the carriage gallery, rodeo and parade exhibits, photos of the cowboys, and the friendly...More

Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is a good stop about an hour or so. Has a lot about the rodeo and the parade. Not to interested in that but the fire arms and wagon coach exhibits are worth the 5.00 admission.

Thank Mike M
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2016

Thank you for your nice review of the Days of '76 Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed the historic firearms collection, as well as the carriage gallery. We hope you will visit Deadwood again!

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