Explore Deadwood’s History With Us:
Discover the Gold Rush of 1874 that changed the area forever. Almost, overnight Deadwood grew into one of the area’s largest towns full of miners looking to strike it rich.
The legends that surround this small boomtown are known worldwide for being some of the roughest and toughest outlaws around. See first hand, where legendary names like Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane walked and were laid to rest.
We will take you through the Historic Streets of Deadwood up to Mt. Moriah, our famous Boot Hill, to visit the graves of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and other gold rush characters.
- Deadwood’s 1876 Gold Rush
- Local History and Legends
- Current Gold Mining
- Historic Main Street Buildings
- Custer’s 1874 Expedition to the Black Hills
- Great Sioux’s Struggle for the Black Hills
- Chinese of Deadwood
- The Killing of Wild Bill at the Saloon #10
- The Trial of Jack McCall
- Legalization of Deadwood Gambling – 1989
- Recount the lives of Wild Bill, Calamiity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny, and Sheriff Seth Bullock.
Taking a Tour With Us vs. On Your Own
- Discover history not written in the books
- Narration by expert tour guides
- Relax and enjoy the ride
- No getting lost!
- Save time!
Owner/Operator – Ron Pray
Ron is the author of the book Main Street Deadwood, which tells of the rich history that surrounds this small mountain town. He is also a retired Guidance Counselor at Lead-Deadwood High School and a resident of the Black Hills.
Meet Our Guides
Watch as history comes to life right in front of your eyes, on this one hour narrated open-air bus tour of this Wild West Town. Each of our guides is a local resident with a passion for retelling Deadwood’s rich history.
Joe Williams is from Pennsylvania and has made his home in Spearfish. He is a teacher at Lead-Deadwood Middle School and coaches girls high school volleyball. He previously gave tours of the Amish Country in Pennsylvania.
Will Malde is a lifelong resident of the Black Hills. He teaches at Deadwood Elementary. He also coaches various sports. He is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, and mountain biking.
DEPARTURES AND TOUR INFORMATION
Departure Times (Mountain Standard Time)
11am and 1pm
Tours are 1 hour long
(Times may vary)
Adults $12 – Children $5 – Seniors $10 –
Tickets sold on a first come first serve basis at our ticket booth at 3 Siever Street, next to the old Railroad Depot Information and History Center. Generally, if you arrive a half hour before the tour to purchase your ticket there is not a problem getting on.
Group rates for 20+.
We operate 7 Days A Week!
May 15 – October 15 (weather permitting)
Dedicated to serving groups with western hospitality since 1987
Boot Hill Tours, Inc.
PO Box 200
Deadwood, SD 57732
605-580-5231 / 605-578-3758 / 605-641-0728
Copyright © 2014 Boot Hill Tours.
We would like to extend our thanks to Deadwood Chamber of Commerce/deadwood.com and the South Dakota Department of Tourism for the use of images throughout this site. We are grateful for their participation.