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Deadwood History offers Free Mother’s Day Tours

DEADWOOD – In celebration of Mother’s Day, Deadwood History, Inc. is offering free tours of the Adams Museum, the Days of ‘76 Museum, and the Historic Adams House to all mothers on Sunday, May 12, 2024.  For more information call the Adams Museum at 605-578-1714, the Days of ‘76 Museum at 605-578-1657, or the Historic Adams House at 605-578-3724.

Travel through three floors of dynamic exhibits at the Adams Museum that shine a light on Deadwood’s legends and outlaws, chronicle the city’s progress and its notorious businesses, and detail the advancement of frontier transportation.  Discover Potato Creek Johnny’s original gold nugget and explore the beautiful and unique natural history of the Black Hills.  The Adams Museum is self-guided and open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The museum is located at 54 Sherman Street.

The Days of ’76 Museum documents the celebration and PRCA award-winning rodeo.  The museum also features exceptional exhibits of stagecoaches and carriages, historic firearms, rare Native American artifacts, and illustrates Deadwood’s enduring friendship with Buffalo Bill Cody.  The museum is self-guided and open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The Days of ‘76 Museum is located at 18 Seventy Six Drive. Free parking is available.

The meticulously restored Queen Anne-style Victorian mansion was home to two prominent Deadwood pioneers:  Harris Franklin and W.E. Adams.  Discover Deadwood’s transition from a raucous mining camp to a civilized society as told through the lives of the Franklin and the Adams families. Guided tours of the Historic Adams House are offered daily at the top of the hour from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The Adams House is located at 22 Van Buren Street.

Deadwood History is supported in part by its members, sponsors, the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, and the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation.


Deadwood History, Inc. preserves and presents the history of Deadwood and the Black Hills through exceptional places, interactive exhibits, and engaging events.

Adams Museum, Days of ’76 Museum, Historic Adams House, Homestake Adams Research and Cultural Center (HARCC), The Brothel Deadwood, and the Fassbender Photographic Collection.

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