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Adams Museum

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Blown Away

So, I am not a museum person, but had some time on a rainy day and it was in walking distance. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emmi2
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Colorado
Historic fascinating museum.

So much to see! The actual courthouse used from 1876, the jail, the history and artifacts are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
goldnpaw
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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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...more
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54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
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All reviews three floors suggested donation gold nugget deadwood history interesting exhibits on display small donation nice collection deadwood's history famous characters free admission local history potato creek johnny main floor per adult self guided tour wild bill
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So, I am not a museum person, but had some time on a rainy day and it was in walking distance. I LOVED this place. It was so easy to read about the exhibits, not an overload of information, but enough to learn a lot....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see! The actual courthouse used from 1876, the jail, the history and artifacts are fantastic. Free admission, knowledgable staff make the visit enjoyable. You could explore for an hour or for a day. What a lively town it was (and is). Must...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The oldest museum in the Black Hills and once ranked as the No. 3 museum among True West magazine's top 10 Western museums, the Adams Museum in Deadwood, South Dakota, is dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of the Black Hills and artifacts from...More

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

We greatly appreciate your review about your visit to the Adams Museum. The historic guns are now on display at the Days of '76 Museum, and so we hope you had time to visit that museum as well.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The three floors of the Adams Museum in Deadwood are filled with historical artifacts and culture of Deadwood from the mid to late 1800's. There were facts about the people, events and history of the area that make the visit to Deadwood even more meaningful...More

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

Thank you for your generous review and positive feedback. We are so glad you have gained a deep appreciation for Deadwood because of your visit to the Adams Museum.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about five hours here. Loads of history about the town and some of the more colorful characters. The first locomotive in Deadwood for the gold mines in perfect shape. Lots about Wild Bill and Calamity Jane including their weapons. Indian history and artifacts....More

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

Thank you for visiting the Adams Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed learning the history of Deadwood's colorful characters. The J.B. Haggin was such a cool locomotive, and we are so grateful it's on display at the museum along with other great artifacts. We truly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to get a little bit of the history of Deadwood. It has a gold nugget, locomotive, and wonderful fun facts. The museum is compact with individual displays over three floors.

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

Thank you for visiting the Adams Museum while you were in Deadwood. We appreciate your feedback!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have literally stayed across the street from the museum on prior visits but never made it in. This year we did and glad we did. Small but very informative museum on the town and Black Hills. Well displayed. We spent an hour there but...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Adams Museum. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the time you spent with us. We do hope you'll visit again when you return to Deadwood!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you arrive in Deadwood and want to learn about the history of the town, this is a must! Its a free museum and filled with all sorts of items and information. Its 3 floors and lots of exhibits. You will also learn about all...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Adams Museum. It's great to receive wonderful feedback, especially for visitors interested in learning Deadwood and Black Hills history. The Adams Museum does operate by donation and is not fee based. We do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a must see for a first time visitor. A lot of attention to detail and amazing stories of the first people to arrive in Deadwood in the beginning years. It was built as a museum and that’s what it has been since...More

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

We truly appreciate your kind review about the Adams Museum. Thank you for your excellent comments, and we appreciate your recommendation for first time Deadwood visitors to come check it out.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While in a great location and free to enter, the Adams Museum won't rock your world. It had a few interesting things, but mostly it was blowups of old newspaper stories, or you had to look through school binders to get a description of the...More

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

Thank you for your review and feedback for the Adams Museum. We do appreciate your visit.

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Dangeross
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Yes there is an elevator.
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2 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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