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Chateau de Mores

    Located southwest of Medora, this site memorializes the life and activities in North Dakota of Antoine de Vallombrosa, the Marquis de Mores, who arrived in 1883. Among his enterprises were a beef packing plant, a stagecoach line, a freighting company, refrigerated railway cars, cattle and sheep raising, land ownership, and a new town which he called Medora, in honor… Read More

    Beckwith House

      The museum complex has several restored buildings, including the 1886 Beckwith House. The museum has a good collection of Victorian artifacts, including fine examples of vintage clothing. Read More

      Adams House

        The meticulously restored 1892 Queen Anne-style home with original contents chronicles Deadwood's transition from a raucous mining camp into a prosperous and technologically rich city. Discover the triumphs and tragedies of two of Deadwood's founding families. Read More

        Mellette House

          Home of the first governor of South Dakota, the 1883 house has been restored and furnished with articles belonging to the Mellette family. Read More

          Pettigrew House & Museum

            Tour the elegant 1889 Queen Anne-style home of South Dakota's first senator, Richard Pettigrew. Take a guided tour of the historic home, or browse the museum galleries and discover the Sioux Falls of the late 1800s. Read More

            Pickler Mansion

              Constructed over a 12 year period, this prairie Victorian was built by Major Pickler, and includes a secret room under the kitchen used to hide the family in case of Indian attacks and severe storms. Part of the house was a motel that was moved to the site and attached to the house. Read More

              Surveyor's House

                Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie books imortalized this town. Her family lived in the Surveyor's House and her father built the Ingalls Home. Read More

                Pyle House

                  The home of Gladys Pyle, the first elected woman U.S. senator, is a well preserved example of Queen Anne architecture. Built in 1894, the home has original oak woodwork, fixtures and leaded and stained glass windows. Read More