Wild Bill statue

Days of '76 Museum

Days of '76 Museum

The Days of '76 celebration began in 1924 as a way to honor Deadwood’s first pioneers - the prospectors, miners, muleskinners, and madams who poured into the Black Hills in 1876 to settle the gold-filled gulches of Dakota Territory. Since then, the Days of '76 has grown into a legendary annual event with a historic parade and an award-winning PRCA rodeo.


On Monday, November 23, 2020, the Deadwood City Commission passed Resolution 2020-25, an Emergency Resolution requiring the wearing of face coverings/masks in certain situations to slow the community spread of COVID-19. Face coverings/masks are required in indoor public places owned by the City of Deadwood at all times and in outdoor public spaces within the City of Deadwood when gathering for more than 15 minutes and/or when 6 foot social distancing cannot be achieved or maintained. The Resolution also requires face coverings/masks to be worn when utilizing public transportation in the city.

View Exhibits

The Days of '76 Museum began as a repository for the horse-drawn wagons, stagecoaches, carriages, clothing, memorabilia, and archives generated by the celebration. It is now a state-of-the-art facility filled with dynamic and thematic exhibitions.  The museum also features a variety of different sounds throughout the carriage, wagon, and stagecoach gallery to make the experience more immersive and memorable. 

Hours of Operation

May through September

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., daily.

October through April

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday.
Closed Sundays, Mondays, and winter holidays.

Museum Admission

Adults $8, Children 6-12 $3, Children 5 & under free.



Individual Combo Pass

$16 per person for the Days of ’76 Museum and Historic Adams House; $20 for Adams Museum, Days of '76 Museum, and Historic Adams House.