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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
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Small quaint museum.Perfect for the history buffs. 3 floors to explore and learn. Questions, just... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tchelle1111
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Neligh, Nebraska
Take a glimpse into the past

Eclectic peak of interesting stuff from the past! This collection is a variety of all kinds of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shelley W
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Okotoks
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (37 reviews)
“gold nugget” (19 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 1 week ago

Small quaint museum.Perfect for the history buffs. 3 floors to explore and learn. Questions, just ask.

Thank tchelle1111
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your nice review about the Adams Museum. We appreciate your visit to Deadwood!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eclectic peak of interesting stuff from the past! This collection is a variety of all kinds of stuff from the area and from the Owners personal lives. We thought we'd spend and hour and it was almost 2 hours of browsing... we could have spent...More

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

We truly appreciate your excellent review of the Adams Museum. Thank you for your kind words, and most of all, thanks for your time looking through the museum!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love history and enjoyed this little place, however I had 3 teenagers with me that were ready to go by the time I made my way through one room. I could have spent a couple hours here just looking at all the displays and...More

Thank ColoradoKberry
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! The exhibits director will be adding some really fantastic interactive exhibits on the lower level in 2018 that should appeal to children of all ages and adults as well. We truly appreciate your time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good historical and educational items on display. There were also numerous out of the ordinary items. It doesn't take long to view the displays so I wouldn't schedule much time for the museum.

Thank Ron T
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review of the Adams Museum. We are pleased you found the collections on display to be educational and that you enjoyed the out of the ordinary artifacts as well. We appreciate your time in Deadwood.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is housed a two story square building with basement. The different floors have different themes and displays. The main floor had a lot of Deadwood history, second floor unusual items, and the basement a history on a local family. It was a nice...More

Thank Carol A
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your very nice review of the Adams Museum. We appreciate your comments and hope to see you in Deadwood again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were on day three of the Black Hills so I was a bit on history overload, but this place was unique in that it wasn't just history it was arifacts owned by people from Deadwoods past. Really cool to see Bill Hicok's actual gun....More

Thank Catherine C
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a great review about the Adams Museum! We are so pleased you found the museum to be unique and worth it, especially since you were overloaded with Black Hills history while you were in the area. We do hope to see...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

For those who really like history, this is a great little gem. There is history of the area, Native American history, as well as Deadwood and its many outlaws, both men and women. There several stories to visit, so give yourself time to see and...More

Thank Lisa S
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We always appreciate hearing positive things about our museum. We are pleased you enjoyed the Adams Museum and its stories and displays. We do have a school house on the lower level with games for children. Great games that will make them think. It's geared...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

Wanna know more about Deadwood, Wild Bill, Calamity Jane and more? Than you go here! Admission is based on donations, recommended at $5/adult. Well worth the donation. You could spend hours there reading all the information, the notebooks with articles from the past, etc... You...More

Thank Alan G
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for writing a fantastic review about the Adams Museum! Your comments are greatly appreciated, and we are pleased you enjoyed the museum and the gift shop. We hope you will visit Deadwood again sometime.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

The heavy rain dampened our plans, so we opted for the Adams Museum, well recommended by locals. It's a curious sort of place with a mail level, a surrounding balcony above, and a basement below. To say that there were a variety of exhibits would...More

Thank John H
Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your very kind review of the Adams Museum. Sorry your plans had to change, but it sounds like the museum was a great back up plan for the inclement weather. We appreciate your great feedback and hope to see you in Deadwood...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Has local and national history but also enough for small children to do fine there. Had a great selection of local books in the gift shop. Went home with a stack and finished one already. Loved all the books on local history both fiction and...More

Thank Bert H
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for your excellent feedback on the Adams Museum. We appreciate your positive comments about the selection of books in the Adams General Store. We look forward to seeing you in 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
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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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