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Archaeological Collections of Deadwood: An Ethnic Oasis

Deadwood’s historic preservation efforts are considered one of the best in the Nation. Our rich heritage includes not only the myths and realities of Deadwood’s legendary characters and its remarkable architecture but one of the largest collections of Chinese artifacts in the American West. Over 400,000 artifacts provide insight into the daily life of pioneers during the wild mining camp days with an emphasis on Deadwood’s Chinatown at the turn of the 19th century, revealing the history of Deadwood from the discovery of gold in 1876 until the 1920s.

Visitors are treated to a guided walking tour of this National Historic Landmark’s history and a behind the scenes tour of the Historic Preservation Archival and Archaeological collections at Deadwood City Hall including meeting the curator of the collections.

Cost: $15pp   Minimum: NA │ Maximum: 15

Approximate length: 90 minutes, Thursdays only 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

This tour is available from June-October.

Call 1-800-999-1876 to book this tour.

This tour requires walking, long periods of standing and navigating stairs. Price includes a trolley token. Must book 48 hours in advance.

108 Sherman St,
Deadwood, SD 57732

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