Days of '76 Museum

Days of '76 Museum, Deadwood: Hours, Address, Days of '76 Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Days of '76 Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
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winenotwhine
United States69 contributions
Rodeo isn't interesting to me
Jan. 2021
The museum is a fine building and well thought out, but it's upper level is about the town's rodeo history which doesn't interest me much. The lower level is full of antique horse drawn wagons that was cool, but most of the time, I was looking at a display without any idea what I was looking at. Just not my thing.
Written 2 March 2021
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Lucinda M
Wabash, IN28 contributions
Very nice
Oct. 2020
We had time to fill, and decided to go see this museum. What a delightful surprise. The lady at the desk was so nice and enjoyable to talk to. She was very informative. It is not a large museum, but it is packed with lots of unusual and delightful exhibits. We were so glad we stopped by. If you are in the area, be sure and check this museum out.
Written 16 October 2020
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Thank you for your very kind review for the Days of '76 Museum. We are glad to hear it was a delightful surprise, and that the lady working the desk was nice and enjoyable. We are really glad you stopped by to check us out!
Written 20 October 2020
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Joleen F
Stewartville, MN60 contributions
Not what I was expecting
Sep. 2020 • Family
All though this place was not what I was expecting. It was still neat to learn about their towns celebration. It is good for a one time visit.
Written 6 October 2020
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Thank you for your review of the Days of '76 Museum. The museum does center around the Days of '76 celebration and rodeo, but it's also much more. It's good to hear that you said it was still neat to learn more about it. The museum is about to undergo another update in the Native American gallery, so like our other museums, the story, focus, and artifacts are always changing. We hope to see you in Deadwood again sometime.
Written 14 October 2020
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gambler2016
Texas304 contributions
Enjoyed our visit
Sep. 2020 • Couples
We spent about an hour and a half here. Good history of Deadwood, Native Americans, and an interesting Video about Buffalo Bill. Large display of firearms. And lots more. Clean museum, gift shop and restrooms.
Written 21 September 2020
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Thank you for your feedback. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Days of '76 Museum. We hope to see you back in Deadwood again sometime.
Written 1 October 2020
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JohnRG
Bangor, PA215 contributions
Very Nice Museum
Aug. 2020
While out for a drive we happened upon the town of Deadwood, SD. Their museum was awesome, we were so glad we stopped. Great Native American artifacts and a glimpse into the history of Deadwood
Written 11 August 2020
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Thank you for your spontaneous visit to the Days of '76 Museum. We are trilled that you found the museum awesome and that you are glad you stopped. We truly appreciate your review.
Written 24 August 2020
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NF2013_13
Orlando, FL380 contributions
Educational and Interesting
Jun. 2020
We visited the Town of Deadwood and came upon the Days of '76 Museum first so decided to go in and learn the history of the area. It was a worthwhile experience. The Museum was very nice, lots of displays with a large variety of historic wagons, vehicles, guns, historic legends of the west and exhibits. It's always interesting to learn in-depth about the area you are visiting whether it be a town, an environment, building, etc. I sure didn't appreciate history as a kid but love it now.
Written 31 July 2020
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We truly appreciate your kind review for the Days of '76 Museum. It's good to hear you enjoyed the displays of wagons, carriages, historic guns, and the legends, to name a few. We are glad that you grew to love history, and we hope many more people do the same.
Written 5 August 2020
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Bob A
608 contributions
Great display of towns history
Jul. 2020
Very good display of towns history. Stories of various families that were part of the towns beginning. On the bottom floor is largest display of horse drawn carriages that we have ever seen. Would recommend this museum to anyone visiting Deadwood.
Written 12 July 2020
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Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation to visit the Days of '76 Museum. We hope you will visit Deadwood again sometime.
Written 5 August 2020
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April A
El Cajon, CA20 contributions
Something fun to do
Jul. 2020 • Family
If you like reading about towns and history then this is great! Lots of interesting stuff, wish we could have spent more time here.
Written 8 July 2020
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We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the time you spent with us. We hope you'll visit the Days of '76 Museum again when you have more time. Deadwood has so much to offer.
Written 5 August 2020
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Mel H
North Mankato, Minnesota195 contributions
A great experience.
Feb. 2020
Got to take a guided tour, on a day when they are normally closed as part of a bus trip to Deadwood SD. Great way to see the history of the area and how and why things changed. If you get a chance when in the area I say it is a must see!
Written 11 February 2020
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Thank you so much for your excellent feedback on the Days of '76 Museum, Mel. We were so pleased to host your group at the museum. We hope to see you again.
Written 12 February 2020
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BettyO
36 contributions
Don't miss this huge display of life in 1876 !
Oct. 2019
The gift shop was a filled with all types of historical books and items for all ages. The museum had treasures of Indian beaded clothing, guns, rifles, and displays of furniture, saddles and many other items of the era, The basement is a treasure filled with wagons of all sizes and uses.
Written 13 November 2019
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Thank you for your wonderful feedback about the Days of '76 Museum. It is really nice to hear positive comments about specific items that you mentioned including the American Indian artifacts, the historic gun collection, the wagons on the lower level, and all the other artifacts on display from the Old West era. We hope you will visit Deadwood again.
Written 15 November 2019
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