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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
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Excellent museum

This place was a prize. Three floors. Lots of old town and people photos. While I enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jim S
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Ellicott City, Maryland
via mobile
Nice display of old west era.

WE enjoyed seeing all the memorabilia of the life and times of Deadwood's wild west. Included items... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Linda F
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Jermyn
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

This place was a prize. Three floors. Lots of old town and people photos. While I enjoyed everything, the "Americana" section was absolutely outstanding. The woman curator was friendly and most helpful. Want to learn about old time Deadwood? This free museum is a must....More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 5 days ago

WE enjoyed seeing all the memorabilia of the life and times of Deadwood's wild west. Included items from gold rush, indian and settlers in a wild west town.

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

We greatly appreciate your review of the Adams Museum and are pleased to hear you enjoyed the exhibits. We hope you will visit Deadwood again!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great old style museum which has something for everybody. Entrance by donation, it is not hard to spend a couple of hours here, plenty to see no matter what your interests are. Includes a good Wild Bill display.

Thank 798ronaldm
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We truly appreciate your great review of the Adams Museum. We are glad you felt like there is something for everyone in this museum regardless of their interests. Thanks for visiting Deadwood!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has a bit of everything - not just the "western' history of Deadwood. It is very well planned, organized and interesting. The staff was extraordinarily friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Traveler062010
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We truly appreciate your excellent review and comments about the Adams Museum. Especially your kind words about the staff being extraordinarily friendly and helpful, as well as your compliments about the exhibits. We hope to see you in Deadwood again!

Reviewed 1 week ago

A two story building with a basement level in it pretty much in the center of Deadwood. Very informative and well presented. Price was great as it solely based on donation at any level. They do suggest $5 as an average which is better than...More

Thank naleidme11
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We truly appreciate your visit to the Adams Museum. Nice to hear you enjoyed seeing the Thoen Stone and the story associated with that particular artifact.

Reviewed 1 week ago

lots of local history frendly people they chang some of the displayes to keep it interesting been going there since i was a kid

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Adams Museum. So pleased you are a return visitor and enjoy the changing exhibits. We look forward to seeing you the next time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this museum. The presentation was historically accurate and informative. I especially liked the number and key relation to the artifacts. This made things clear to me.

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

Thank you for visiting the Adams Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Museum after we did the 1 hour tour of the city and glad we did it in that order. The Museum was full of history and on 3 floors. Lots to see there and after the tour makes lots of sense as...More

Thank Caribbean5
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We appreciate your great comments about the Adams Museum, especially the "outstanding" part. It is a terrific suggestion to do one of the Deadwood tours and then come into the Adams Museum, so the history all comes together. We...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our trip to Deadwood. It was a lot of information about the area and the characters of the old west. Upstairs were some fantastic wood carvings of horses and wagons.

Thank mhawks22
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We truly appreciate your kind review about your visit to the Adams Museum! It's great to hear you enjoyed the horse and wagon carvings on the mezzanine. Thanks for coming to Deadwood.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely museum and small gift shop. There is lots of history to be learned in this small museum. Skeletal remains of a very large prehistoric sea animal. Free. Donations accepted.

Thank stjoe14
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a great review of your visit to the Adams Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed your time in the museum, especially your comment about the plesiosaur. We hope you will plan a trip to Deadwood again!

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Dangeross
26 June 2016|
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Response from Deadwoodrose | Property representative |
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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