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Days of 76 Museum

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Days of '76 Museum

  • Address 18 Seventy Six Drive
    Deadwood, South Dakota 57732
  • Hours
    May–September
    9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m
    October–April: Tuesday–Saturday
    10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Phone 605-578-1657

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The celebration of the Days of '76 began as a commemoration of the founding days of Deadwood and its first pioneers who came flocking to the town in 1876. First celebrated in 1924, the celebration has grown legendary and today includes a parade and rodeo. The museum started informally: a collection of horse-drawn wagons, stage coaches, memorabilia, and archives. In 1900, the collection of Don Clowers was added to the already existing collection, and the museum looked for a larger home. In 2004, the museum found a new building to house its abundant collection, featuring displays of carriages, firearms, and American Indian artifacts, and illustrating Deadwood’s enduring friendship with Buffalo Bill Cody.

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