Days of ‘76 Museum
For a more purely educational experience in Deadwood, a popular historic city within the Black Hills area, head to the Days of ‘76 Museum. This iconic Deadwood museum was created to honor the city's first pioneers, the brave 'prospectors, miners, muleskinners, and madams' that flocked to the city in 1876 in search of new fortune in the famed gold-filled Dakota Territory.
The very first celebration here at the museum was in 1924, a now legendary annual event featuring a historic parade and highly popular PRCA Rodeo, as well as several museum viewings.
The museum itself serves as a repository for the largest horse-drawn vehicle collection in the state, featuring horse-drawn wagons, coaches, carriages, and clothing and memorabilia from the pioneers who used them. You will also find American Indian artifacts, such as firearms, and memorabilia such as clothing and tools.