Historic Adams House
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The Historic Adams House was built in 1892 by Deadwood pioneers Harris and Anna Franklin. Local contemporary press described the home as "the grandest house west of the Mississippi". The elegant Queen Anne-style house heralded a wealthy and socially prominent new age for Deadwood, a former rough and tumble gold mining town. Located a few blocks away is the Adams Museum, 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 Potato Creek Johnny famous gold nugget, along with many other original artifacts from Deadwood's colorful history. Hours of Operation: May 1 – September 30 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Daily October and April 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays. The Historic Adams House is closed November – March. Guided tours run every hour on the hour, tour length approximately 45 minutes. Lift to first floor ONLY Masks are required for this tour.