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Historic Adams House

Deadwood, SD

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.

Make sure you also stop at 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.

Booking Instructions: Please select the appropriate number of individuals for each activity option. One time admission for use anytime during your stay.

Hours of operation
The Historic Adams House will be open for specialty tours during the winter, and will reopen in March, 2014, Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and closed Mondays.

January through April for the Adams Museum are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays through April 2014.

April: Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The last tour of the day at the Adams House is 4:00 p.m.

May 1 – September 30: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily. The last tour of the day at the Adams House is 4:00 p.m.

October hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
November Hours are: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

**Guided tours run every hour on the hour, tour length approximately 45 minutes

BlueStar Museums program. Free admission program is available, from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2012, to active-duty military and their immediate family members (military ID holder and five immediate family members), which includes active duty Reserve and active duty National Guard.

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22 Van Buren
Deadwood, SD 57732






Phone: 605-578-1714

Fax: 605-722-0987


History & Culture

The Historic Adams House will be open for the summer beginning May 1, 2010, with the historic home open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The last tour of the day starts promptly at 4:00 p.m.

The Adams Museum is open year round.
Admission to the Historic Adams House is $7 for adults, $2 for children and free to members.
Admission to the Adams Museum is by donation.

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