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Custer County 1881 Court House Museum

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Nice museum

We always like to go to the local museum to learn more about the area. The courthouse museum at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
1881 Courthouse in Custer, SD

Take a trip to downtown Custer County Court House in Custer, SD. There are many artifacts in the... read more

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411 W Mount Rushmore Rd, Custer, SD 57730-1542
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always like to go to the local museum to learn more about the area. The courthouse museum at Custer is not large, but you can easily spend an hour there, especially if you stop to talk with the people who work there. They were...More

Thank CoffeeMates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a trip to downtown Custer County Court House in Custer, SD. There are many artifacts in the court house from old newspapers to a small exhibit of a mine. There is even a display of an early 1800 school room with the original books....More

Thank jmsmeljoe
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to the museum. Lots to see in a pretty small place. We went on a Sunday afternoon and almost has the place to ourselves.

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A very nice museum which features details and artifacts of Custer's expedition to the Black Hills where they confirmed gold.

Thank billo43
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Three levels (floors) packed full of treasures to look at. The volunteers are always pleasant and helpful, and knowledgable of the area. Has a gift shop as well.

Thank 944judif
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Lots of stuff Friendly volunteers A fair bit of variety and some small surprises Worth the cost Nothing too deep or exciting though

Thank Chad S
Reviewed 25 June 2018

My family and I really enjoyed the 1881 Museum. It had many different historical artifacts that were common to the area. It really gives you an idea what life was like in Custer throughout its time as a city. The old courtroom is still there...More

Thank Donovan L
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Great small museum from basement to top floor. Eclectic selection of local animals, minerals, history, Indians and more. Well displayed and interesting for all ages.

Thank Meredith B
Reviewed 20 June 2018

They close whenever they feel like it. We showed up at 6:25pm because it said it closed at 7pm. Saw a guy outside closing doors and as we were walking up the stairs at 6:30PM some lady came and locked the front door. She looked...More

Thank 81AZ3
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is very interesting and they've done a great job with the displays. Courtroom was a great display, I liked how the had hats from that era on each of the juror chairs. In the basement was the jail and a portion of the...More

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