Hero Image

Experiential Tours

Tea and Tour of the Historic Adams House

The Tea and Tour of the Historic Adams House provides a glimpse into Deadwood’s past as a tour guide dressed in elegant 1920s apparel escorts you through the home where two of Deadwood’s influential founding families lived. The meticulously restored 1892 Queen Anne-style home with original contents chronicles Deadwood’s transition from a raucous mining camp into a prosperous and technologically rich city. The Victorian home was built by pioneer businessman Harris Franklin, complete with stained glass windows, thoroughly modern 19th century plumbing and electricity, hand-painted canvas wall coverings, and telephone service. W.E. Adams purchased the home in 1920, and after his death in 1934, Adams’ second wife, Mary, closed the doors. Visitors are treated to tea and cookies, only available through this tour.

Cost: $15 pp     Minimum: 6 │ Maximum: 20

Approximate length: 75 minutes

Call (605) 722-4800 to book this tour.

This tour requires walking, long periods of standing and navigating stairs. Must book 48 hours in advance.

22 Van Buren
Deadwood, SD 57732

Archaeological Collections of Deadwood: An Ethnic Oasis

Deadwood’s historic preservation efforts are considered one of the best in the Nation.

Learn More
Eureka! Go for the Gold!

Hit the creek for a private lesson in gold mining!

Learn More
Miner’s Morning

Be the first to tour the Broken Boot Gold Mine in the morning, complete with a Miner's Breakfast consisting of a world-famous pastie!

Learn More
Behind the Scenes Tour at the Days of ‘76 Museum

Experience a powerful and fascinating behind the scenes tour of the Days of ‘76 Museum, a cultural and architectural showpiece.  Deadwood History, Inc.

Learn More
help desk software