We nearly didn't visit this museum but decided to stop on our way out of town going to Rapid City. It is a really interesting place and we spent quite a lot of time wandering... read more
Live re-creations of the town's rich history started in 1924 through the...
Live re-creations of the town's rich history started in 1924 through the Days of '76 celebration and award-winning rodeo. The celebration began as a way to honor Deadwood's pioneers - the prospectors, miners, muleskinners and madams who poured into the Black Hills in 1876 to settle the gold-filled gulches of Dakota Territory.
Deadwood's newest museum documents the celebration and rodeo. The Days of '76 Museum features exceptional displays of carriages, firearms, American Indian artifacts and illustrates Deadwood's enduring friendship with Buffalo Bill Cody.
The Days of '76 Museum is wheelchair accessible. The Mercantile gift shop is located on the first floor.