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Historic Adams House

Historic Adams House

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Built in 1892, the Queen Anne-style home is well-known for its oak interiors, hand-painted canvas wall coverings, stained-glass windows, thoroughly modern 19th century plumbing, electricity, telephone service, and original furnishings.

The house sat silent for almost 60 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 5:00 p.m., daily.

October & April

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday.
Closed Sundays and Mondays. The Historic Adams House is closed November – March.

Museum Admission

Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5, Children 5 & under free.

Buy Tickets Online

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.

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