TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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.

Narration Includes:
  • 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!

PHOTO GALLERY

Been There
“Scene” That

Experience prime sightseeing from our open-air bus, scenic views from above Deadwood and historic Mount Moriah, where western history comes alive.

ABOUT US

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.

Ron Pray

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.

Kim Keehn
Kim Keehn

Kim Keehn is originally from Montana but has lived in Deadwood over the past 35 years.  She is a Genealogist and Yoga Instructor.  Kim was involved in the archeological dig of the Chinatown area of Deadwood, where many artifacts were discovered.  She serves as Vice-President of the Lawrence County Historical Society.

Ashley Pray
AshLee Pray

AshLee Pray is a graduate student at the University of South Dakota.  AshLee  earned her undergraduate degree at Colorado State University.  She grew up in Deadwood.  Her hobbies are reading and hiking.

Joe Williams
Joe Williams

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
Will Malde

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

Departing 5 Times Daily From:

Deadwood History and Information Center
3 Siever Street
Deadwood, SD 57732

Trip Advisor

Departure Times

9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
Tours are 1 hour long
(Times may vary)

Tour Rates

Adults $10   –   Children $5   –   Seniors $9

Group rates for 20+.

We operate 7 Days A Week!
May 15 – October 30 (weather permitting)

If you visited this website mention it when you buy tickets for a $1 off adult or senior ticket.  (Cannot be used in addition to other discounts or coupons.)

Dedicated to serving groups with western hospitality since 1987

CONTACT US

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Contact Details

Boot Hill Tours, Inc.
PO Box 200
Deadwood, SD 57732
605-580-5231 / 605-578-3758 / 605-641-0728
EMAIL US
www.BootHillTours.com

 
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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.