The house sat silent for more than 50 years after W.E. Adams’ death in 1934. His second wife, Mary Adams, left everything intact, from the sheet music on the piano, the books in the library and the china in the pantry to the patent medicines in the bathroom, and even cookies in a cookie jar. The home was purchased by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission in 1992 and restored as a house museum in 2000.
Hours of Operation
May through September
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Guided tours daily.
October and April
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday. Guided tours are at the top of the hour.
Closed Sundays and Mondays. The Historic Adams House is closed November – March.
Adults $12, Children 6-12 $5, Children 5 & under free.
Individual Combo Pass
$20 per person for the Days of ’76 Museum and Historic Adams House; $22 for Adams Museum, Days of '76 Museum, and Historic Adams House.