Adams Museum

Deadwood's Adams Museum is the oldest history museum in the Black Hills and ranks #3 among True West magazine's 2009 Top 10 Western Museums. Artifacts and displays from Deadwood's historic past reflect the powerful legends of infamous characters like Wild Bill and Calamity Jane. See many other original artifacts from Deadwood's colorful history. From a one-of-a-kind plesiosaur, the Thoen Stone and W.E. Adams' love letters to a lively folk art collection, Lakota bead and quill work and Potato Creek Johnny's gold nugget; the Adams Museum exhibits capture the mysteries, the tragedies, the bawdiness and the dreams found in the history, art and natural history of the Black Hills. The Adams Museum features changing exhibits and special programs. The Adams Bros. Bookstore is located on the first floor. The Adams Museum is open year-round. All levels are wheelchair accessible. Handicapped bathrooms are available. Summer Hours May through September Daily from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Winter Hours October through April Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays, and Winter Holidays Suggested donations are $5 for adults and $2 for Children.

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