Adams Museum & House – Deadwood, South Dakota

adamshousemuseum.gifDeadwood’s Adams Museum is the oldest history museum in the Black Hills of South Dakota, built in 1930 by W.E. Adams in honor of his family.

Artifacts on display from Deadwood’s infamous past reflect the powerful legends of Wild Bill, Calamity Jane, and Deadwood Dick. From a one-of-a-kind plesiosaur, the Thoen Stone, and W.E. Adams’ love letters to a lively folk art collection, Lakota bead and quill work, and Potato Creek Johnny’s gold nugget; the Adams Museum exhibits capture the mysteries, the tragedies, the bawdiness, and the dreams found in the history, art, and natural history of the Black Hills.

Admission: no admission charge to the Museum, but a $3 per adult, $2 per child donation is suggested.

Hours are: Summer (May 1 – September 30) – Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Winter hours (October 1 – April 30) – Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed Sundays, Mondays and winter holidays.

Location: 53 Sherman Street, Deadwood, SD

Phone: 605-578-1714