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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
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Nice Museum

This is a nice, clean museum offering local history! There was no entrance fee, just a donation... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ehhamilton
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Concord, North Carolina
No one home...

With all the great reviews, we tried to go here on a Monday morning. Said it opened at 9am and no... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
knitgusknit
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ohio
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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%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 weeks ago

This is a nice, clean museum offering local history! There was no entrance fee, just a donation box. Lots of activities for little ones.

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

Thank you very much for your nice review of the Adams Museum. We appreciate your visit to Deadwood.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With all the great reviews, we tried to go here on a Monday morning. Said it opened at 9am and no one showed up to open it. By 9:20 we left. Too bad.More

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

We are sorry to hear you stopped by on Monday morning and missed seeing the Adams Museum. Fall hours began on October 1 and our hours switched to 10 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday-Saturday. We are closed Sundays and Mondays through the winter. Again, we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to visiting Deadwood. The town itself was disappointing unless you like gambling and cheap t-shirts. The museum was a wonderful treat. It is a wealth of knowledge showing photos and artifacts to explain the intricate history of the area. I...More

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

Thank you for your very nice review of the Adams Museum. We are pleased you visited our museum and found it to be a wonderful treat.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a good overall view of Deadwood history. It was interesting, and informative. Staff was helpful.

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

Thank you for writing a great review of the Adams Museum. Glad you found the museum to be interesting and informative - including helpful staff!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three floors of Deadwood history, all worthwhile to see. This excellent museum tells the complete story of not only Deadwood, but, also The Black hills from every perspective. The Sioux, The Army, The Prospectors, The Merchants, The Saloons and The Fallen Doves. All have contributed...More

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

What a great review of the Adams Museum! You summed it up so well, and we truly appreciate your visit. Thank you.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So many displays demand your attention on The Adams Museum's three floors that it's impossible to take it all in. We'd been absorbing history all day at venues around Deadwood before arriving here mid-afternoon, so we focused on history we hadn't yet heard. Starting with...More

Thank FancyFree55
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your generous and very thorough review of the Adams Museum. We appreciate your positive feedback about the museum and its artifacts. I'm sorry you missed seeing the elevator. It is located in the back of the museum, off to the right. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
DeadwoodRose1892, 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 appreciate your visit! We were especially pleased to hear that you truly enjoyed the new "Americana" exhibit. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 17 September 2017

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 4 weeks 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!

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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
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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