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The Brothel Deadwood

Deadwood History, Inc. (DHI) launched its new project The Brothel Deadwood with guided tours of the Shasta Rooms or Beige door located at 610 Main Street on the second floor. The tours focus on the interpretation of the century-long history of the brothels in Deadwood.

The Brothel is open to the public year-round.   Open daily in the summer (May-September) 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Winter hours (October - April) are Wednesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with the last tour at 6:00 p.m.  Admission is $15 per person. You must be at least 16 years old to participate.  For more information please call 605-559-0231 or purchase tickets below by clicking on By Tickets Online. 

Brothels were a fixture on the second story of several Deadwood Main Street buildings from 1876-1980. This aspect of Deadwood’s history, although difficult and uncomfortable to talk about, had a huge impact on the community. A series of eight rooms have been curated with period-appropriate furnishings to help transport the visitor to another era.

The Brothel is not an attempt to glamorize prostitution, nor is it meant to be an approval or condemnation of prostitution. Rather it is an integral part of the narrative of Deadwood’s unique history. What visitors take away from the tour, and any opinions or points of view they might form from the history of prostitution in Deadwood, are of their own volition.

The Brothel is a joint project between property owners Wayne Morris, Rick Stone, Steve Stone, and Deadwood History. Considerable financial support for the project, in the form of loans, was provided by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission and NeighborWorks. Many furnishings were provided by generous donations from our supporters. 

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