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Days of '76 Museum

18 76th Dr, adjacent to the Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD 57732-7451
+1 605-578-1657
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Live re-creations of the town's rich history started in 1924 through the Days of '76 celebration and award-winning rodeo. The celebration began as a way to honor Deadwood's pioneers - the prospectors, miners, muleskinners and madams who poured into the Black Hills in 1876 to settle the gold-filled gulches of Dakota Territory. Deadwood's newest museum documents the celebration and rodeo. The Days of '76 Museum features exceptional displays of carriages, firearms, American Indian artifacts and illustrates Deadwood's enduring friendship with Buffalo Bill Cody. The Days of '76 Museum is wheelchair accessible. The Mercantile gift shop is located on the first floor.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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18 76th Dr, adjacent to the Rodeo Grounds, Deadwood, SD 57732-7451
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+1 605-578-1657
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty good museum. Take a picture of you on the Deadwood stage! Lots of stuff that is not just behind glass and the Trolley bus stops right outside.Staff were quite helpful tooMore

Thank petesdrivingschool
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review of the Days of '76 Museum. So glad you enjoyed the touchable exhibits (carriages, wagons, and stagecoaches) on display on the lower level of the museum. We appreciate your positive comments about the museum, Trolley stop, and the helpful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a number of displays on rodeos, Indian culture, and the old west, but much of this museum is based on the yearly event of the same name. Lots of information on that, and interesting in that regard, but I wouldn't really recommend a...More

Thank swearengen
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share the experience of your visit to the Days of '76 Museum. Your feedback is greatly important to us. And you are right, this museum is partially based on the long-standing Days of '76 Celebration which was and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to this museum from the other end of town along a path that followed a creek.The staff were friendly, made us feel the slow town pace. Diverse history represented. the two big horn "greeters" were awesome. We took two hours,could have stayed longer.

Thank _dshull44
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Days of '76 Museum! We appreciate your positive comments about the staff, the history of the museum, and the big horn greeters.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got to the museum at 4:30 and they close at 5:00. When we asked if we could see everything before 5, the employee said we could take as long as we wanted. There is a large selection of wagons and carts and a decent...More

Thank MLS1954
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your feedback, especially regarding the Visitor Services Associate who welcomed you to stay as long as you wanted. Customer service is everything in Deadwood. Glad you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're into rodeos, the history of western South Dakota and surrounding states or just like items from the old west, this is a must see. Definitely combine it with a visit to the Adams Museum, Adams House and Mount Morriah Cemetery.

Thank Ivan C
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review of the Days of '76 Museum, and recommending visitors also tour Mt. Moriah, the Adams Museum, and Historic Adams House. We appreciate your great comments and hope to see you in Deadwood again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a good time and learned a lot about the history of the area. The stage coaches were very interesting. Nice staff.

Thank jbarber213
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review and kind words about the Days of '76 Museum and its staff. So glad you had a good time learning about the history of the area, and enjoyed the stagecoach and carriage gallery.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stop here every year to see has been added. This place has never disappointed us. Very clean and staff friendly. It's fun to walk around and see Deadwoods history. This is a two floor building lots to see. If your in town stop by....More

Thank Jodi56257
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your fantastic review of the Days of '76 Museum. So glad you make a point to stop by every year! We truly appreciate your kind words about the museum being clean and the staff friendly. And yes, it's one of the Deadwood...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice museum. Lots of things to look at. Not as well organized as it could be. There is something for everyone, but you might have to look. It might not be where you would look at first. Descriptions could be a little better on some...More

Thank Mike W
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Days of '76 Museum. We are pleased you enjoyed your tour. Your comments about the artifacts not being as organized as they could be are important for us to hear, as well as needing better descriptions on some of the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty cool old west museum to visit while in the area. Enjoyed walking through seeing the displays and reading about the old west.

Thank turniekd
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review about your visit to the Days of '76 Museum. Glad you enjoyed the displays and the information on our history.

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Good history of Deadwood South Dakota. Nice place for kids, friendly staff. Didn't care for the town itself much.

Thank Carol M
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your nice review of the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your feedback on the museum being a nice place for kids and that we have friendly staff.

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