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Adams Museum

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Address: 54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732
Phone Number: +1 605-578-1714
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Adams Museum is the Black Hills’ oldest history museum. In 1930...
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.
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Lots of Stuff to Look At

We went to the Adams Museum and saw tons of things, such as Wild Bill Hickok's gun and bullets, presidential items like cups, canes, and a cast of Lincoln's hand. It is about a 30... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went to the Adams Museum and saw tons of things, such as Wild Bill Hickok's gun and bullets, presidential items like cups, canes, and a cast of Lincoln's hand. It is about a 30 minute tour that is self guided and you see Indian exhibits as well. It was a nice little stop, and they do have a small... More 

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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Lots of pictures and artificats from their history. Well organized. There are three floors so don't miss one They have an educational play room for kids in the basement They ask for a $5 minimum donation and it's worth that. Lots of old stuff and tons of stuff to read Some of the displays were crowded

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This house was fun to visit for any history fan. Cheap to tour, $8/person. Staff was very friendly and informative. Willing to answer all of our questions.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What in interesting museum with beautiful, informative, well-arranged displays. Enter with a donation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Loved this museum! Full of information and interesting historic pieces. It's free but they ask for donations which we were happy to give.

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Harwood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

So much memorabilia! Anyone interested in the history of Deadwood and the Black Hills should give this place a look!

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Very cool museum that shows what a colorful history Deadwood has for such a relatively short time. Very eclectic collection that range from historical to macabre and bizarre. Really liked this place. Only takes 1-2 hours to read up on every exhibit.

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Fairhope, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Interesting artifacts & oddities! If you like history, this will certainly be the place to see, donations are accepted!

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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My son and I toured this museum and loved it! You can see it in about 2 hours and you learn about old west history. I would recommend taking the time to tour it and enjoy the information about the area.

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This museum is worth stopping in and learning about the History of the town. You need about an hour to go through it. Nice collection of Native American regelia along with the History of the area.

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