The Legends Gallery offers visitors a chance to get up close and personal with the legends of Deadwood: Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Charlie Utter, and Seth Bullock, to name a few. Personal belongings, memorabilia, and artifacts associated with these larger-than-life figures demonstrate that even legends are human and share commonalities with all of us.
More than 50 historic wagons, carriages, stagecoaches, and other animal-powered vehicles are on display in the exhibit, Deadwood: A Story of Movement and Change. The 7,000-square-foot exhibit tells the story of how this early transportation system helped settle the American West. The carriage gallery incorporates a variety of different sounds throughout the exhibit to make a connection with the visitor’s senses, thereby transporting them back in time and place.
Influential business leaders of Deadwood often gathered for dinner in the Adams House dining room to enjoy an evening meal and discuss the day’s current events. Guests would be treated to fine dining on a table set with monogrammed silverware, 18-karat gold charger plates, and crystal wine glasses. The food was superior, the room was opulent, and the conversations were lively. It was a grand way to pass the evening.