Not-to-be-missed haunts in Deadwood, SD.
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Deadwood’s first sheriff, Seth Bullock, who became a businessman and hotelier, rests at the top of a steep trail in Plot 99. Pause here for a panorama of Deadwood below or hike to the nearby White Rocks for even more pristine views. Back in town, you can get the back story on all these characters and their time in Deadwood at the Days of '76 Museum, which features exhibits dedicated to the town’s beginnings and an impressive collection of restored stagecoaches on its lower level.
Historic Bullock Hotel
Some say there was a hanging in Room 211, and guests have seen a faint figure still hanging there. The 19th-century décor, original staircase and wooden bar provide the perfect backdrop for these paranormal tales. You can experience them on one of the hotel tours on Friday and Saturday nights. Deadwood re-enactors join in on the scary story time, too.
Historic Adams House
Visitors and employees have seen a rocking chair rock on its own, encountered a shadowy man standing at an upstairs window and heard voices and footsteps in rooms throughout the house. Spirits and all, the Adams House is a perfectly preserved window into 19th-century Victorian life, from the music room with original sheet music to the medicine in the bathroom. Haunted tours take place hourly on October evenings.
The Historic Fairmont Hotel and Casino
Ron puts all of this paranormal activity in context during nightly tours, beginning with Deadwood’s hardscrabble history. Some of that story lies right next door at the original Saloon No. 10, where Wild Bill was killed. His “death” chair is on display just down Main Street at the Old Style Saloon No. 10, a modern-day re-creation of the original. After you’ve seen the chair, stay for gaming, live music and a stiff drink.
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