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Adams House

22 Van Buren St, Deadwood, SD 57732
605-578-3724
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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

With the house only 2 mins from our B&B, we strolled right over to this gorgeous home. A 45 min tour was so interesting. A home closed up for 50 years and now restored! Cookies in the jar and toiletries in the bathroom. It was a B&B for a short time in the 90's. Too bad we didn't know about... More

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This home is interesting because it contains the furniture of the family who owned it the longest. Everything was left behind including dishes, silver, even a jar containing cookies that are at least 50 years old. It is one of the more completely and period accurately decorated homes I have had the pleasure to visit. However, it is the stories... More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your tour of the Adams House. We are pleased you enjoyed the furnishings and the stories surrounding the families who owned the home. Our tours are approximately 45 minutes in length. More

Big Corn Island, Nicaragua
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was a very nice home that is furnished in period and is still original in all aspects. Very entertaining tour.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review! We are glad you found the tour entertaining. We aim to please. More

Scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

My wife was keen to visit and I tagged along somewhat reluctantly. However, it was well worth the visit. The staff were extremely enthusiastic about the property and gave us a very informative tour. For anyone interested in how people lived in earlier times, this is truly somewhere to visit and a more interesting backdrop to the life of Deadwood's... More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review about the Adams House. We are pleased you enjoyed the tour, and decided to tag along with your wife. The docent staff truly enjoys sharing the stories and history of the historic home. More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Lovingly restored home. Excellent tour guide, very knowledgable, friendly. Gift shop is cute. Nice history on the founding leaders if Deadwood.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this review

Thanks for touring the Adams House, Christina. We appreciate the wonderful comments about your tour guide and the history of Deadwood's founding leaders. Thank you for your visit and thoughtful review. More

Hanna, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

An interesting background regarding the Franklin and Adams' families of Deadwood. Lindsey did a great job leading the tour and while this is indeed a marvel for its' time, there are many more just like it. It isn't so much an attraction as it is a unique asset for Deadwood.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Laurie. The Historic Adams House is indeed an asset to Deadwood. We are happy you stopped by for a tour, and thanks for your wonderful comments about Lindsey! More

Shelbyville, Kentucky
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

So very thankful this house was not razed, it is truly a remarkable house. It still has 50 year old cookies in a cookie jar. Talk about keeping everything as it was!! While you cannot take pictures inside the house, they off penny postcards - ladies and gents, that's the bargain of your trip! If you love old houses and... More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful and lovely review of the Adams House. The docents thoroughly enjoyed taking your group through the home. You were very pleasant to work with, and I hope you book another tour with us again in the future. All the best, Rose More

Poughkeepsie, NY
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72 reviews 72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Guide there was extremely informative. Nice setup. Close to main street, nice walk.Museum pieces and such were good.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this review

Thank you for posting a review about your visit to the Adams House. We are pleased to read your great review about our docents and the artifacts in the home. The house is centrally located in a neighborhood in Deadwood, and it is a nice walk from downtown. More

Glenwood, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I recently went on a tour of the historic Adams House and had a great time. Krystel, our guide really made the history of the house come alive. Highly recommended activity.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review the Adams House. It is good to hear Kristel made the tour come alive for you! More

Kissimmee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Great historical value, interesting stories and authentic furniture. Worth the stop and time to see it.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review of the Adams House. We're glad you enjoyed the stories, the authentic furniture and felt your time was well spent. More

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