We try to keep this list of historic house museums for South Dakota current, but it is best to check directly with the museums for their hours and other information. If you know of a historic house museum in South Dakota that should be listed here, please use our submission form to let us know about it.

De Smet

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Surveyor’s House and Ingalls Home

105 Olivet Avenue
De Smet,SD 57231
Phone: (605)854-3383
Toll Free: (605)800-3383
Year Built:
Admission Price: Contact Museum
Hours: Contact Museum

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.


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Historic Adams House

22 Van Buren Street
Deadwood,SD 57732
Phone: (605)578-3724
Year Built:1892
Admission Price:Adults $10, Seniors $9, Children $5 6 - 12, under
Hours: April and Oct 10am-4pm, Tues-Sat; May-Sept 9am-5pm, daily

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.


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Pickler Mansion

900 8th Ave. South
Faulkton,SD 57438
Phone: (605)598-4285
Year Built:1894
Admission Price:Call for info
Hours: Call for info

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.


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The Pyle House Museum

376 Idaho Ave. S.E.
Phone: (605)352-2528
Year Built:1894
Admission Price: Contact Museum
Hours: 1-3:30pm, Mon-Fri or by appt.

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.


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Chateau de Mores State Historic Site

See their website
Medora,SD 58654
Phone: (701)623-4355
Year Built:1883
Admission Price:Call for info
Hours: Call for info

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 of his wife.


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Dakota Discovery Museum

1300 McGovern Ave
Mitchell,sd 57301
Phone: ()-
Year Built:
Admission Price:Seniors $6, Adults $7, Youth $3, Under 6 Free
Hours: See their website

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.

Sioux Falls

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Pettigrew Home & Museum

131 N. Duluth Ave
Sioux Falls,SD 57104
Phone: (605)367-7097
Year Built:1889
Admission Price:Free
Hours: See their website

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.


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Mellette House

421 5th Ave.
Watertown ,SD 57201
Phone: (605)753-0282
Toll Free: (800)658-4505
Year Built:1883
Admission Price:Donations accepted
Hours: 1-5pm Tue-Sun, May 1 to Oct 1

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