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Adams Museum

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54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
+1 605-578-1714
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Great collection of local and other historical artifacts.

We thoroughly enjoyed the Adams Museum. Its focus on the local area was evident, but it also... read more

Reviewed June 10, 2017
sharontony605
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Elmhurst, Illinois
Town's Museum

Very easy to get to in old town and has a little information on all aspects of the area. Free to... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2017
Stephanie W
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Bonham, Texas, United States
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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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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (37 reviews)
“gold nugget” (20 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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54 Sherman St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1364
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+1 605-578-1714

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the Adams Museum. Its focus on the local area was evident, but it also shared some basic historical artifacts that we had never seen before such as the dial typewriter. We loved reading about the real characters of Deadwood. I was wishing...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Thanks for your great review of the Adams Museum. Your comments about seeing basic artifacts for the first time, such as the dial typewriter, are wonderful to hear. We are pleased you enjoyed reading about the real characters of Deadwood in our museum. Also, your...More

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

Very easy to get to in old town and has a little information on all aspects of the area. Free to get in but ask for a donation.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review. We appreciate your visit to the Adams Museum and hope you will visit Deadwood again.

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Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

We loved visiting this cute, free museum. Great for a little history and a cool stop during the day.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

We truly appreciate your great review and comments on TripAdvisor. Thank you for visiting the Adams Museum while you were in Deadwood.

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

awesome place to visit, we went twice to make sure we covered ir all! Never was much of a history buff, but deadwood history is extraordinary!More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Thank you for your wonderful comments about the Adams Museum being an awesome place to visit, and we are so glad you visited twice! It's nice to hear from someone who isn't exactly keen on history, but...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

If you go to Deadwood make sure to visit the Adams Museum. There's no charge but they do take contributions. A lot of interesting things to see and read about. History of the town and some of the characters that lived there.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are pleased you enjoyed the exhibits and collections on display at the Adams Museum. We greatly appreciate your recommendation to visit our museum while in Deadwood.

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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Very good museum housing many of the historic treasures of the Black Hills. There are three floors of exhibits, so there is a lot to see here.

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. It's great to hear you enjoyed seeing many Black Hills and Deadwood treasures on display at the Adams Museum. We really appreciate your visit to Deadwood.

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Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

We found this to be a really good display of all Deadwood's history. There are well marked displays, not only of the early white and Chinese settlers, but of the native people as well. A nice look into the past. There is no charge for...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to review the Adams Museum. Great to hear you had a good experience at our museum and enjoyed the displays. We hope you will visit Deadwood again!

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Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

If you find yourself in Deadwood and are not really into gambling or meandering around the town and you've already checked out the Mount Moriah Cemetery (you DO need to check that out..and walk the whole thing--it's a very interesting piece of history), then stop...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Thank you so much for choosing to visit the Adams Museum. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the time you spent with us at the museum. It's also great to hear your positive comments about Mount Moriah Cemetery. All of the historic resources in...More

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Reviewed May 17, 2017

I was pleasantly surprised at how much there was to look at and research in the museum. We have meant to stop in the past but didn't take the time. Sure glad we did this time!More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Thank you for writing a great review! We are so happy you were able to stop by the Adams Museum during your recent visit to Deadwood. We are pleased you enjoyed the exhibits and collections on display and the resources provided to research additional information....More

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Reviewed May 11, 2017

We had only a short time to visit Deadwood, so we decided we could learn more from a museum than from the gift shops and Casinos. We were not disappointed. Many excellent informative displays. We really learned a lot in our short time there -...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Thank you for your review of the Adams Museum. We are so pleased you decided to visit the Adams Museum when you only had a short amount of time in Deadwood. Glad you enjoyed the displays and found them informative. We hope you will plan...More

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Dangeross
June 25, 2016|
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Response from Deadwoodrose | Property representative |
Yes there is an elevator.
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March 1, 2015|
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Response from DeadwoodRose1892 | Property representative |
Hello, The Adams Museum is open daily in September, 9 AM to 5 PM. Thank you!
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