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Adams Museum & House

Museum: 54 Sherman Street
Adams House: 22 Van Buren Street 
Deadwood, South Dakota

Phone: 605 578 1714 [Adams Museum) 605/578-3724 (Adams House) 

Statement of Purpose:

The Adams Museum and House is a private non-profit educational complex dedicated to the interpretation and preservation of the history and material culture of the Black Hills. 

Highlights & Collections:

Adams Museum:  JB Haggin train, Thoen Stone, Potato Creek Johnny's gold nugget, changing exhibits. Adams House Museum: Completely furnished with original Adams Family furniture and restored interiors. 

Black Hills geology, pioneer and Deadwood artifacts, historic photographs

Exhibits & Special Events:


Memorial Day – Labor Day; Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 
Labor Day – Memorial Day; Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Closed Sundays and winter holidays.

Admission & Directions:

Admission by donation at the Adams Museum.  $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children 12 and under.

Adams Museum is located in downtown Deadwood at 54 Sherman Street and the Adams House Museum is located in the Presidential residential neighborhood, just a few blocks from the Adams Museum at 22 Van Buren Street. Trolley Service available. 


The Adams Museum

is one of the most notable attractions in Deadwood, South Dakota. Pioneer businessman W.E. Adams built the museum in 1930 as a tribute to the Society of Black Hills Pioneers.

This pencil sketch of Wild Bill Hickok by N.C. Wyeth

is one of the Adams Museum's treasures. Reproduction posters are available for purchase.

James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok was born in Troy Grove, Ill. on May 27, 1837. Hickok was an Indian-fighter and frontier marshal famous for his deadly shots.

Key Personnel:

Mary A. Kopco, Director, Adams Museum & House

Deborah Gangloff - Assistant Director
Grete Bodøgaard - Educator
Kate Bentham - Communications/Marketing Coordinator
Arlette Hansen - Curator
Darrel Nelson - Exhibits Curator
Mark Asmussen - Assistant Facilities Coordinator
Laurie Albrecht - Facilities Coordinator
Joyce Carlsen - Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Carol Reif -Photo Archivist
Diana Kranz – Volunteer Coordinator

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