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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
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Perfect!

I am amazed that there was s suggested donation instead of a charge to get in. This is a great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christi B
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Miles City
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Good little museum

This museum has a nice collection of wild bill hickok pictures and memorabilia. There is no... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Manoau2002
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Moose Jaw, Canada
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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.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (37 reviews)
“gold nugget” (20 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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"three floors"
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"deadwood history"
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"gold nugget"
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"suggested donation"
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"on display"
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"interesting artifacts"
in 12 reviews
"small donation"
in 6 reviews
"two headed calf"
in 6 reviews
"famous characters"
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"free admission"
in 8 reviews
"deadwood's history"
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"local history"
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"main floor"
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"per adult"
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"potato creek johnny"
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"old west"
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"love history"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am amazed that there was s suggested donation instead of a charge to get in. This is a great place. We loved all of the displays. There were things we had never seen before. Thanks!

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your great review. The donation system was set in place by Adams Museum builder W.E. Adams in 1930, and it does work well. We appreciate your great comments about the displays. We welcome you back to Deadwood anytime!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This museum has a nice collection of wild bill hickok pictures and memorabilia. There is no admission cost but a suggested donation of 5 dollars a person. There is a trolly stop right in front of the museum and behind the museum is the old...More

Thank Manoau2002
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for visiting the Adams Museum! We are glad you enjoyed the City of Deadwood's Wild Bill Hickok Collection on display. We appreciate your listing the amenities available within and just outside of the museum.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a well organised museum, every exhibit has a label so it is easy to find information. There are lots of little books with extra information. The layout is logical . Entrance is by donation.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review regarding the Adams Museum. We appreciate your positive feedback on the museum being well organized, as well as the exhibits and artifacts being labeled with easy to find information. We hope to see you in Deadwood again!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Not to be confused with the Adam's House.2 different locations. The Museum is more in town and the home a few streets up. The museum was good, informative and nice folks working there.

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

Thank you for visiting the Adams Museum. We are pleased you found the museum informative and the staff friendly. That means a great deal to us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great museum. The staff if awesome and full of information. Great local history. The displays are all local and each have amazing history. The library is worth the 2 hours I spent going through old papers and documents.

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

Thank you for your excellent review of the Adams Museum! We are glad to hear you enjoyed the great local history, and that our staff was awesome and full of information. We truly appreciate your visit to Deadwood, and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group found this museum very interesting, with lots about Deadwood, not just its more notarious past. The building is beautiful and easy to find downtown.

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

Thank you for your terrific review of the Adams Museum! So glad you found the museum interesting and the building beautiful. We hope to see you in Deadwood again.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

If you need one thing to do in Deadwood to understand how the town came to be and its many trials and tribulations this is the one. We spent 90 minutes inside and were not bored at all. The museum is free but they recommend...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Adams Museum! We are pleased you enjoyed the museum and exhibits that tell the story of Deadwood's and the Black Hills' extraordinary past. We hope to see you in Deadwood again.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We stopped here after hearing they had an exhibit on the brothels that were in Deadwood. Was disappointed. There were I believe 8 items in this exhibit and the 1 I was sent there specifically to see (match book from Pam's Purple Door) was not...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review the Adams Museum. Your input, and the feedback from all of our visitors, is vitally important to us. I will share your comments about the museum being overwhelming and sometimes confusing (Black Hills Believe it or Not)...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

So many things to see & learn about! It hosts many items that are permanent displays, as well as a rotation of new items. There is something here to satisfy the interests of everyone.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

We greatly appreciate your review about the Adams Museum. Thanks for the nice comments about the exhibits on display! Happy Holidays from Deadwood History, Inc.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

This is a WONDERFUL museum!!! Great for kids as there is a lot of hands on activities, and great for adults because of all the information and artifacts they have displayed! Would like to go back to see their new exhibit coming in June of...More

Thank mere1852
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

We truly appreciate your excellent review of the Adams Museum. Thank you for your kind words about the museum being great for kids and adults alike. We do hope to see you again once the natural history exhibit opens next summer! Happy Holidays to you...More

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Dangeross
26 June 2016|
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Yes there is an elevator.
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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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