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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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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Small museum, which we first were a little underwhelmed by. However, the singing Sherriff downstairs was informative and highly entertaining - and turned out to be probably the best live performance in Deadwood. Worth it just for him!

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

Thank you for your review of the Adams Museum. Gordy Pratt does a beautiful job performing as Seth Bullock during the month of June. I wish we could book him all summer! We are so glad you enjoyed his show. More

Sioux Falls, South Dakota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The tour was detailed and the history was amazing! A must see to add to your itinerary when visiting Deadwood.

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

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so pleased to share the incredible stories surrounding this home with our visitors. More

Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Not only is the Adams house a way to beat the heat of Deadwood, it is a marvel to be seen. The house definitely was way ahead of its time for the town of Deadwood, with phone, electric and servant call buttons! A must see on the trip back to the wild west town.

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

Thank you for your great review of the Adams House. We are pleased you enjoyed touring the historic home! More

Rapid City, South Dakota
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not the fanciest nor richest of historical mansions that I have toured, but one of the nicest looking ones I've seen. What makes this tour exceptional is the knowledge the guides have of the people who have lived in the house. Doing this house, the Adams Museum, and the Boot Hill Tour provides an excellent, relatively quick, comprehensive study of... More

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

Thank you for writing a very kind review of the Adams House. Our tour guides work hard to prepare for questions from our visitors regarding the home and the families who lived there. More

Mesa
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Enlightening tour of a beautiful home owned by an early entrepreneur of Deadwood. All original furnishings - very opulent for the era. The guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. A must see for history buffs who want to know more about early Deadwood.

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review of your tour of the Adams House. We are pleased you enjoyed the historic home, and found the docent to be entertaining and knowledgeable. Our staff really loves the home and the stories behind it. More

hartland wi
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The tour was quite informative and you got to go into most rooms. We weren't rushed and like it a lot

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

Thank you for your review of the Adams House. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and did not feel rushed. More

Ozarks
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
57 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our guide was fun, and knew a lot about the house and prior occupants. The hype about not being opened for over 50 years is not quite true, as you will learn about on the tour. But all is well, take that with a grain of salt. The house has been preserved/restored well, and is very interesting. No pictures are... More

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

Thank you for choosing to tour the Historic Adams House during your visit to Deadwood. We get a lot of positive comments about the one penny postcards. Our docents strive to make the tours fun! More

Buffalo, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a guided tour that lasts about 45 minutes. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable of the Adams House, the families that occupied the Adams house over the years and the general history of the historic town of Deadwood. The admission price was $6.00 or $7.00 per person and it seemed fair. As I understand it all the money... More

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

Thank you for your review, Anthony. Thank you for your kind comments about the docent. We began offering tours on the half hour beginning June 14 during Wild Bill Days. Tours are offered every half hour beginning at 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., daily through the summer. More

Gray Court, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Well preserved old west mansion. Lots of history in the house and the guides did a fairly good job. It is certainly better with a smaller group as the halls and rooms don't afford much standing space.

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

Thank you for your review of the Adams House. The tour is more enjoyable in smaller groups. More

Springfield, Virginia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

The historical house is fabulous and immaculately restored. The guides are very knowledgeable, the furnishings and fixtures first class and the stories of the families who lived here intriguing.

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

We are always pleased to receive great reviews of the historic home and its staff! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More

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