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Adams Museum

54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732
605-578-1714
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Kissimmee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Very eclectic collection of the Adams family. Also a lot of historic info on the city of Deadwood. I would definitely recommend a visit. You could spend hours here depending on how much you would like to read about the collections.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We visited the Adams museum. No only did we enjoy the exhibits, but they had a show down by Gordy Pratt, a very talented museum and singer. He played Seth Bullock, an old sheriff of Deadwood and did a musical rendition of the history of Deadwood. We really loved it. This museum and show is well worth the visit. If... More

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

Thank you for writing a review about your Adams Museum visit, Susan. Thank you for your kind words not only about the exhibits, but also Gordy Pratt as Seth Bullock. Gordy is an extremely talented musician, singer and storyteller. More

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The Adams museum is well layed out and the exhibits are put together to hold your attention. It is close to the town center and easy walking distance from all downtown hotels. The staff was helpful and knowledgeable .

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

We are thankful you enjoyed the Adams Museum and found it interesting. We hope to see you again! More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were a little underwhelmed when we first went in but subsequently really enjoyed the performance by the singing Sherriff downstairs. Highly informative, funny and entertaining - he probably gave the best personal show in Deadwood. Worth a visit for the performance alone.

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

It is good to hear your enjoyed the Seth Bullock performance by Gordy Pratt in June. Thank you for taking time to write a review. More

Clarksville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

the items are numbered and there are many things to read about if you like history and artifacts or even antiques, then you will enjoy this museum.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to the Adams Museum, Mamie. More

Buffalo, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This place is a great little museum. It isn't very big but I appreciate the intimate feel of it. There are some real interesting artifacts at the museum. To me, Deadwood's history is fascinating and any trip to the area isn't complete unless you make a stop here. The staff at the museum is extremely knowledgeable and was able to... More

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

Thank you for your review of the Adams Museum, Anthony. We appreciate your suggestions to better interpret our collections, and they will be shared with the Exhibits Director. We are happy the museum staff was helpful and able to answer your questions. More

Hadfield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A well set out museum showing the history of Deadwood, its notorious residents, James Butler Hickok and Martha Jane Canary and the surrounding Indian tribes. Well worth a visit.

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

Tony: Thank you for taking time to review the Adams Museum. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. More

Fremont, California
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715 reviews 715 reviews
356 attraction reviews
686 helpful votes 686 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was staying across the street from this museum so decided to wander through and explore the museum. Interesting history and period places. It is self paced so you can enjoy what you want to look at and the move on. Fee is voluntary; there is a greeter at the door. I spent about an hour to explore the museum.

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

Thank you for your nice review of the Adams Museum. More

Rapid City, South Dakota
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79 reviews 79 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

...costing whatever you choose to donate. It's small in size but comprehensive. Staff members are friendly as can be. Do this with a tour of the Adams House and the Boot Hill bus tour around town and to Mt. Moriah cemetery, and you'll know all about Deadwood history.

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Adams Museum, Chris. Our staff enjoys hearing positive things about our visitors experiences. More

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Three floors of interesting historical documents and pictures. Though we were not travelling with children, we heard them offering a scavenger hunt to the kids and there is an interactive exhibit downstairs.

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

Thank you for taking time to review the Adams Museum. We try to offer interesting things for guests of all ages. More

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