1881 Courthouse Museum | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

1881 Courthouse Museum

  • 1881 Courthouse Museum
    1881 Courthouse Museum
  • 1881 Courthouse Museum
    1881 Courthouse Museum
  • 1881 Courthouse Museum
    1881 Courthouse Museum
  • 1881 Courthouse Museum
    1881 Courthouse Museum
Find Us: 
411 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Custer, SD 57730
Call: 
(605) 673-2443
Awards & Recognitions: 

The city and county of Custer are located in the historic Black Hills of South Dakota. The Custer County 1881 Courthouse Museum is housed in the original Custer County Courthouse in Dakota Territory built in 1880-1881. This building has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

This early Custer County Courthouse served not only as a center for government, but also in early years as a meeting place for church services, socials and community activities. Justice was dispensed from this building for 92 years until it was given to the Custer County Historical Society in 1973. The Historical Society opened the Museum on Memorial weekend in 1976.

Hours: 

Open Memorial Day - Labor Day
​10:00 am - 7:00 pm, Monday - Saturday
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Sundays.

Reduced hours May and September. 

Amenities: 
Handicap Accessible
Handicap Amenities : 
Accessible Parking
Entryway (no steps)
Elevator
Aisles
Bathroom Door Access

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