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- $11 for Days of ‘76 Museum admission for four ($22 value)
- $22 for Days of ‘76 Museum admission for eight ($44 value)
Deadwood History's Days of '76 Museum
In 1924, some creative minds in Deadwood got together to celebrate the founding of their community by the miners, muleskinners, and madams who arrived during the gold rush. They made a yearly festival of the gathering, dubbing it the Days of '76; the event continues to this day, featuring both parades and rodeos.
Of course, between festivals, the organizers needed a place to tell this story and to keep the horse-drawn carriages, vintage clothing, firearms, and memorabilia that the festival collected. Sometimes, people stopped in to see the collection, turning the storage rooms into informal museum galleries. Finally, in 2012, organizers moved the collection of Western and American Indian artifacts, archives, photos, and artwork to a brand-new 32,000 square-foot building—and the Days of '76 Museum was born.