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.


Visitors are not required to wear masks, but are strongly encouraged to do so. Staff are required to wear masks.

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.