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Adams House

22 Van Buren St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1432
+1 605-578-3724
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Adams House Museum Admission
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The Historic Adams House was built in 1892 by Deadwood pioneers Harris and Anna Franklin. Local contemporary press described the home as "the grandest house west of the Mississippi." The elegant Queen Anne-style house heralded a wealthy and socially prominent new age for Deadwood, a former rough and tumble gold mining town. Harris and Anna Franklin’s son Nathan bought the house for $1 in 1905. In 1920, Nathan Franklin sold the house to W.E. and Alice Adams for $8,500. Adams' second wife Mary closed up the house in 1936, two years after W.E.'s death, leaving the contents and furnishings intact. By 1987, an infirm Mary Adams Balmat sold the mansion to a couple who renovated the house and operated it as a bed and breakfast inn until 1992 when they sold the home to the City of Deadwood’s Historic Preservation Commission.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“our tour guide” (42 reviews)
“beautiful house” (14 reviews)
“old house” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
22 Van Buren St, Deadwood, SD 57732-1432
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+1 605-578-3724
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Reviewed today

The Adams House is one of the must see destinations if you come to Deadwood. Especially if you are a history buff. We started in the gift shop while were waiting for our tour to begin. Keenan was super helpful in helping us pick out...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tour of this lovely house quite a bit. Our docent, Siamara, was very poised and knowledgeable. The antiques within he home were beautiful. Worth the visit!

Thank Angie R
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We always appreciate hearing great things about the Adams House tour and especially the tour guides. So glad you enjoyed your time with Samara! She is lovely and very bright.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a great way to learn about some Deadwood history as well as see this historic home. Just don't eat the 80 year old cookies!

Thank Lynndzr
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your amazing review of the Adams House! Yes, the cookies are off limits. Probably not very tasty after 80 plus years. We appreciate your visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Adams House tells the history of the family and their influence in the town of Deadwood. It’s just a short walk from Main Street. And, you can see cookies that are 80 years old and still in the cookie jar. The docent did an...More

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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your great recommendation and review of the Adams House. So glad you enjoyed the tour and your docent. We hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour of the Adams House because our oldest is interested in haunted places. The guide knew so much and had lots of information about the place. You are allowed to take pictures, but not with a flash. Some rooms seem really dark....More

Thank Michelle S
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind and thorough review of the Adams House. We are pleased you enjoyed the tour. We also appreciate your comments about the architecture of the home and the tour guide. We are actually open 7 days a week, May - September...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I (two kids ages 7 and 5 and my husband) enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide, Samantha, was very knowledgeable and answered so many of our various questions with ease! The home is immaculate and so well preserved. Samantha is professional and...More

Thank Cheney L
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Adams House. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the time you spent in the house and learning the deeper story with your tour guide, Samantha. We do hope you will visit again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of visiting this beautiful home. The young lady that provided us our tour was only on the job two weeks and you would never have been able to tell. She was knowledgeable and very personable. What a lovely way to spend...More

1  Thank Virginia G
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the tour of the Adams House and that your tour guide was knowledgeable and personable.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Home. House has a lot of historical features and history to it. Carries a lot of Deadwood History. Very enjoyable tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed seeing the Mansion very much. Would recommend anyone going to Deadwood to stop and see this Mansion.

Thank Marlena920
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Deadwoodrose, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review and recommendation for the Adams House. We hope to see you in Deadwood again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a wonderful attraction to visit. The tour was adults only which was helpful in getting all the history & information the terrific guide gave us. The tour was just the right length of time & the guide gave a very thorough history of...More

Thank Bob H
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your fantastic review on Trip Advisor. Particularly for praising the efforts of the tour guide, the length of the tour, the furnishings, and the history of the Adams House. We hope you will come to Deadwood again!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I came here I knew very little about this place. I had a very odd experience when I was there which hung with me for a long time until i received an explanation of sorts. First of all, in full disclosure I...More

1  Thank Kristin M
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DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Adams House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your tour of the Adams House. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the time you spent in the house on two separate occasions. I, too, have had a couple of experiences in the house when I...More

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tykadero
19 June 2017|
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Response from tykadero | Reviewed this property |
I thought the tour guide said it was a kind of tile. I remember he said it was fired twice to give it the look it had.
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Jamie D
24 April 2017|
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Response from DeadwoodRose1892 | Property representative |
Hello, Jamie May - September we are open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM. We hope to see you on Memorial Day weekend! Thank you, Rose
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tsmith872017
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Hello, $10 per adult is correct. Thanks to all who answered this question over the weekend!
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