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, Calamity Jane, Potato Creek Johnny, and Sheriff Seth Bullock
Taking a Tour With Us Vs. On Your Own
- Discover history not writtin 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.
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.
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 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.
Blake Joseph grew up in Deadwood. He is an acclaimed actor, singer, and musician who has graced the stage of NYC, Los Angeles, and many in between as well as TV, film, and commercials. Now he's back giving bus tours so that's how that's going.
Departures and Tour Information
Closed for the Season
Closed for the Season
Departure Times: 9:30, 11, 1, 3 and 5
From the History and Information Center, 3 Siever St., Deadwood, SD
Tours are 1 hour long
(Times may vary)
- Adults $14
- Seniors $13
- Children 7 to 17 $5
- Children 6 and under FREE
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+
Monday - Saturday
May 23rd - October 10th (weather permitting)
Deadwood History and Information Center
3 Siever Street
Deadwood, SD 57732
Dedicated to serving groups with western hospitality since 1987.