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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.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 1 week ago via mobile

We visited very early January & we had the place to ourselves. It was well worth a visit if in deadwood as it had the history of deadwood, along with the history of the characters who have helped to make deadwood famous plus loads of...More

Thank Sally T
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your very positive review of the Days of '76 Museum. It's always great to get feedback from our guests about the museum. We are pleased you enjoyed the guns, wagons, costumes, photographs, and the great history the museum covers. We hope to...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect but found a museum fairly much dedicated to the annual celebrations of the 1876 gold rush. There are many artifacts from that period including a comprehensive display of rifles and pistols and carriages and stage coaches. The horse-drawn carriage...More

Thank FrenchMD
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your thorough and kind review of the Days of '76 Museum. We are happy to hear you found the museum to be inclusive of celebrating not only the Days of '76, but the era as well. We appreciate your visiting the museum...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Wagon room below is Tremendous. Can set in some. Would have went for this alone. Sort of self serve when I was there.

Thank craigrohm
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2017

Thank you for your review of the Days of '76 Museum. Glad to hear you enjoyed the wagon, carriages, and stagecoaches on the lower level!

Reviewed 1 October 2017

The museum has packed quite a bit into museum. From the history of the festival to the history of Deadwood, there is something for everyone. Take your time, walk slowly and enjoy all that is here. This is truly a very good museum and should...More

Thank Paul G
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Days of '76 Museum. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the exhibits, and that you suggest it not be missed while in Deadwood.

Reviewed 22 September 2017

My husband and I love history! We spent 3 hours in this museum and could have stayed longer just absorbing everything they had on display and the stories/facts that went along with them. The staff was amazing and extremely knowledgeable. Carrie, was especially generous with...More

Thank Terri W
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you for writing an excellent review about the Days of '76 Museum. It's great to hear you enjoyed our wonderful museum for three hours! We truly appreciate your kind words about the staff. We hope to see you again the next time you are...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We went here because the reviews on it were pretty good. On the top floor there really wasn't a lot to see except pictures on the walls. They have a few displays but not a lot. They do have a really good gun collection if...More

Thank SherlynSLC
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Days of '76 Museum. Your input and feedback is important. We are sorry to hear you didn't care for the exhibits with the possible exception of the historic gun collection and the wagons, carriages,...More

Reviewed 4 September 2017

A lot of info about the annual parade, "Days of '76", early, influential people, and of course, the native Lakota people. Also a good chunk about the rodeo which I'm not too big on. Myfavorite parts were the gun room and the old-style convenience store....More

Thank naleidme11
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you very much for taking the time to review the Days of '76 Museum. Your input, and the feedback from all of our visitors is vitally important to us. We hope to see you in Deadwood in the future.

Reviewed 24 August 2017

This shows the history of the annual parade. Also has a large collection of stage coaches, buggy and other types of horse drawn items.

Thank chawni
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for visiting the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your comments.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

So much to see here that reminds you of a time long ago. Great reminder of how rough people had to live to make it, so different from our lives now. We enjoy anything pertaining to Wild Bill so the entire town and all it...More

1  Thank Deborah C
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for your nice review and great comments about the Days of '76 Museum. So glad you enjoyed your visit and were able to take in some of the sights and sounds during the Bike Rally. We appreciate your coming to Deadwood.

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing everything and a great learning opportunity for our girls. Everyone enjoyed themselves. They have a variety of things to see and picture opportunities.

Thank 146dawnf
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you for writing an excellent review of your visit to the Days of '76 Museum. It's great to hear your girls enjoyed themselves as well. We hope to see you in Deadwood again!

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