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Adams Museum

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Great history.

Fascinating museum about the illustrious past of Deadwood. especially 1874-1877. Great artifacts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Relax770050
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Denver, Colorado
Great museum for everyone

Wonderful museum, fantastic original architecture, items, and pictures. The story behind the home... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ladykingcole
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating museum about the illustrious past of Deadwood. especially 1874-1877. Great artifacts and exhibits.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great feedback on the Adams Museum. We are so glad you found the artifacts and exhibits fascinating. We hope to see you in Deadwood again.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful museum, fantastic original architecture, items, and pictures. The story behind the home is incredible. Great for couples and families. Tour lasts about 45 mins and is usually available every hour.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review about the Adams House. It's great to hear you enjoyed your tour! We do hope you can visit the Adams Museum and Days of '76 Museum the next time you are in Deadwood.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great period Information during the gold rush. It’s a must-see. The museum is based on donations. It’s certainly worth a tip

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

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Adams Museum. We appreciate your recommendation as a must-see attraction while in Deadwood.

Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

It is such an honor to receive wonderful reviews like yours! Thank you for your very flattering comments about the Adams Museum. Especially your appreciation of the exhibits regarding the early settlers and the effects fires have had on Deadwood. I will pass your feedback...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

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

Thank you so much for your great review and kind words about the Adams Museum. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the time you spent with us, and we hope you'll visit again!

Reviewed 1 October 2018

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 4 October 2018

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 1 October 2018

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 4 October 2018

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 30 September 2018

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 4 October 2018

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 27 September 2018 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 4 October 2018

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

Reviewed 27 September 2018

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 4 October 2018

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!

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Dangeross
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Response from Deadwoodrose | Property representative |
Yes there is an elevator.
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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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