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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Adams House is a neat glimpse into an earlier time, with many original fixtures, furniture, and finishes. Replicas of original items are wonderfully done. The house was quite ahead of its time, and was built with electricity in mind. The stories accompanying some of the items in the house are fascinating. Some of the areas are completely blocked off... More

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

Thank you for your nice and thorough review of your tour of the Adams House. It honestly is a time capsule! Your lovely comments about the furniture, fixtures and replicas are wonderful. More

Arkansas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very fascinating to see how people in the area lived in the early 1900's even though they weren't what you would call "regular" people, they were extremely wealthy! We really enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to everyone who visits Deadwood!

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

Thank you for your gracious review of the Adams House. We are truly pleased when visitors thoroughly enjoy the tour. It would have been a magnificent place to live. More

Thunder Bay
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

After being overwhelmed by the casinos the night before, it was great to tour the museum and really get a sense of the history of deadwood. Really well laid out, information and totally affordable. Probably the best museum we visited in the Black Hills.

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

Thank you very much for your excellent review of the Adams House. We are so pleased you were impressed and enjoyed the museum. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I was interested in visiting the Adams house on my trip through Deadwood, and I was not disappointed in my visit! So many original fixtures and furnishings were preserved, and renovations were done to restore them when possible. Most serendipitously, the other two couples on my tour had been boarders during the brief time in the late 80's and early... More

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

Thank you for writing such a wonderful review about your tour of the Adams House. I think it is great past boarders happened to be on the tour with you. Many people have great stories from their visit to the house prior to it being a museum. More

Webster, New York
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

we went thru relatively quickly. Having been to Mt Rushmore & Crazy Horse the day before, we saw a lot of their artifacts there. Not too interesting we spent about an hour there including bathroom time.

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

Thank you for your review, Bob. I'm so sorry the Adams House did not meet your expectations. It's a beautiful house with great stories, but it might not be for everyone. More

Conover, NC USA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This small museum is very well done with many Wild West artifacts. If you leave Deadwood without going to the Adams House, you have missed a great opportunity

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

Thank you so much for writing a review of your experience at the Adams House. We hope you will visit us again the next time you are in Deadwood. More

Fairmont, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This house is amazing well-preserved since it hasn't been lived in or redone for over half a century. Very interesting to any historian, decorator, or casual tourist.

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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 are truly proud to offer tours of this well-preserved and restored house museum in Deadwood. More

Saint Paul, MN
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

fun, odd, quirky, history. wonderfully organized. you have a good feel for everyday life of the town.

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

Thank you for your feedback, Beth. The Adams House is a little odd, quirky and full of fun history! We are so happy you visited the Adams House while in Deadwood. More

Fort Frances, Canada
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I loved this place! I loved the fact that there was so much original about the house. Even the cookies in the cookie jar are original. The place is lovely and the stories are interesting. I loved that fact that we got a tour guide who loves her job and is totally into the history of the place. I love... More

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Adams House. We are so pleased you enjoyed the tour - everything from the original artifacts to the cookies in the cookie jar, and your tour guide who talks to the ghosts! Many visitors ask us if the Adams House is haunted. Thank you for your comments about the gift shop, which... More

TN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We enjoyed the tour of the Adams House. Be sure you go up to Boot Hill and visit the Mount Moriah Cemetary. It was a nice visit also.

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

We are pleased to read you enjoyed your tour of the Adams House and your visit to Mount Moriah. They are definitely two must see attractions in Deadwood! More

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