Historic Adams House

Deadwood, SD

Where are we going?

Historic Adams House
22 Van Buren St
SD 57732


What is there to do?

Deadwood is a South Dakota town with truckloads of history, and part of that history is the Historic Adams House - which YOU can visit!

Built all the way back in 1892, the Historic Adams House is a Queen Anne-style home, well-known for it's beautiful hand-painted canvas wall coverings, stained-glass windows and 19th century features such as plumbing, electricity and telephone service.

The building even has original furnishings, which really bring the history to life as you explore the exhibits.

After the death of W E Adams in 1934 (the houses' namesake), the house sat silent for over 50 years. His second wide left everything intact, from the books in the library, to even the sheet music on the piano. 

You can even see the china in the cupboards and the patent medicines in the bathroom.

Those keen eyed kids might even see the cookies in the cookie jar! 

Use those imaginations to bring to life those dinners attended by influential business leaders of Deadwood, as they are treated to fine dining on a table set with 18 karat gold charger plates, monogrammed silverware and crystal wine glasses.

It's always been said that the parlor was the most important room within any Victorian home, and the parlor at the Historic Adams House was no different.

You can see the cozy fireplace, the upright piano, and even a Victrola that played a number of recordings.

Re-live history at the Historic Adams House, and feel, see and imagine just what life would have been like all those years ago!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10

Children: $5 (Ages 6 to 12)

Free Under: 5 years


Need a little extra help?

Give them a call to ask about the accessibility of the house


When can we go?

10am - 4pm weekdays, 9am - 5pm weekends (May to September), 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Saturday (April & October)

Closed Sunday & Mondays in October & April, then closed entirely November to March.


Any top tips?

You can get a combo pass for the other Deadwood History museums to save money!

I’m Hungry!

Grab something to eat in Deadwood - there are SO many places!

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