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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
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Make sure you go to the basement to see the fossil! That was an awesome surprise. I especially... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
linnilinni2016
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Canton, Mississippi
The History of Deadwood and Its Characters!

This is a must visit to understand the history of Deadwood and its famous citizens, Wild Bill... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike D
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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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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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"three floors"
in 37 reviews
"suggested donation"
in 27 reviews
"deadwood history"
in 48 reviews
"gold nugget"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 11 reviews
"on display"
in 28 reviews
"small donation"
in 6 reviews
"nice collection"
in 7 reviews
"famous characters"
in 6 reviews
"deadwood's history"
in 16 reviews
"free admission"
in 8 reviews
"local history"
in 16 reviews
"main floor"
in 9 reviews
"per adult"
in 9 reviews
"potato creek johnny"
in 11 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 8 reviews
"love history"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Make sure you go to the basement to see the fossil! That was an awesome surprise. I especially enjoyed the Haas family history. This museum was great and had a lot of interesting things to look at and learn about. Thanks - great job!

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review of the Adams Museum. We are thrilled you enjoyed the museum, and especially the plesiosaur and the Haas exhibits. They (the Haas') do have a fascinating family history.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit to understand the history of Deadwood and its famous citizens, Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. There were fires and floods that almost destroyed the town, but they always rebuilt. Be happy that they did because this town is great...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your excellent review and recommendation to visit the Adams Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed learning more about Deadwood's history! We hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Adams Museum is full of historical artifacts about Deadwood and the Black Hills area in general. It's not huge, but it's 3 floors are well layed out and easy to find your own way through all the exhibits on your own. Admission is free, or...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We truly appreciate your time visiting the Adams Museum and hope you plan another trip to Deadwood.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum. Full of interesting historical artifacts. And it is free to the public! Parking is available at the information center across the street from the museum.More

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

Thank you for your excellent review of the Adams Museum! We are so glad you enjoyed the museum and the artifacts. While there is no admission, we do ask for a donation at the door vs. telling people it's free. The museum was set up...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adams Museum had a lot of Historical History about the Town of Deadwood.Self Guided Tour, very well played out with lots of information in each area of the Museum

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

We appreciate your review and positive comments about the Adams Museum. Thank you for coming to Deadwood!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Adams Museum weaves a great historical story of the town of Deadwood and what the west was like. Many different items display both the history of the town and the technology and every day items that made their culture what it was. If you are...More

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

Thank you for your excellent review of the Adams Museum. Your comments are deeply appreciated, and we hope to see you back in Deadwood in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were only in the area for one day but we were glad we made time to visit this museum. The exhibits were interesting and very well presented. It made history very accessible.

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

So very glad you enjoyed the Adams Museum and felt the exhibits were interesting and well presented. Thank you for the great compliments! We hope you will come to Deadwood again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great information and easy to do a self-guided tour! Really enjoyed learning more about local history! {And cost was only a suggested donation!}More

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of your visit to the Adams Museum. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed learning more about the history of Deadwood and the Black Hills area. So glad you found the self-guided tour easy and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This and the Mount Moriah Cemetery were highlights of our half-day visit to Deadwood. Lots of gambling, restaurants and saloons downtown, capitalizing on the Wild Bill Hickok/Calamity Jane hype. The museum offers some real information about these people and good perspective on Deadwood's history. We...More

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

Thank you for sharing your experience at the Adams Museum with other Trip Advisor users. The fact that you mention the museum offers real information about the history and characters who were in Deadwood means a lot to us. We also appreciate your great comments...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was one of the better museums, with interesting displays and information close to each so visitor may read about the people and places shown. Has a couple of floors but was easy to get around.

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

Thanks for your great review of the Adams Museum! Your feedback is appreciated. 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
1 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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