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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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • 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 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 6 days 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 1 week 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 6 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Deadwood Pastport, and one of the stops was this museum. It has A LOT of space dedicated to the history of their celebration....not very interesting. There were some covered wagons downstairs, and some other sections about rodeos and rodeo clowns. Was an...More

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

Thank you for your review about the Days of '76 Museum. We appreciate your feedback and are sorry it was just an okay visit. However, we are pleased you participated in the Deadwood PastPort promotion. We hope you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little gem about knocked me out of my shoes. I am a huge history junkie. I love museums that aren't just for looking, because I have a four-year-old. She wants to touch everything. Well, for me the Days of '76 was one of my...More

1  Thank Jessica R
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Days of '76 Museum. It's great to hear you and your family were pleasantly surprised by the museum, especially the wagons and carriages. This is a kid friendly museum, and we are pleased you took advantage of...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this museum, the price was reasonable and it was full of interesting items from the wild west period, especially the wagons, they were a particular favourite. A camera is a must.

Thank johnlally1984
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great comments on the Days of '76 Museum. We are pleased you loved the museum and found the wagons to be a particular favorite of yours.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a nice surprise ... we have visited the Black Hills of SD and the Deadwood area a few times before and were somewhat familiar with the Days of 76; however, never took in this museum. Very inexpensive and what a nice collection of Days...More

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

Thank you for your nice review and recommendation of the Days of '76 Museum. We are so pleased you visited the museum on your most recent trip to Deadwood. Thank you for your very positive comments on our helpful staff too. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

It was fun touring the Days of '76 Museum in Deadwood. The old wagons, carriages and memorabilia really showed how the people in the old west traveled and lived.

Thank David S
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are pleased you enjoyed the wagon, carriages, and collections at the Days of '76 Museum. So glad you visited Deadwood!

Reviewed 2 June 2017

The day we visited Deadwood, it poured down rain. We drove right in and saw the museum and decided it was a great place to start our day. The museum has a large collection of wagons, coaches, carriages, firearms and native American and old West...More

Thank Pamomanddad
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. It's good to hear your kids enjoyed the hands on games, exhibits, and stagecoach that people can climb into for photos. You did receive a military discount. We appreciate your feedback on our friendly...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

It's a museum about their annual parade. If you're not interested in the annual "Days of '76" parade, skip it.More

Thank RoundHereBuzz
DeadwoodRose1892, Public Relations Manager at Days of '76 Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your comments about the Days of '76 Museum. Your reviews are all the same and very consistent - you must not enjoy history or at least our specific history, thus our museums did not provide information you were...More

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