1881 Courthouse Museum-Home-1881 Courthouse Museum
We open May 24, 2021
Museum Hours: May 24 - June 30
Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm • Sunday Closed
As of July 1: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm • Sunday 1-4pm
Contact Us At: (605) 673-2443 Email: email@example.com
Email Custer County Historical Society: firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 826 Custer, SD 57730
Admission Cost: $6 Adults, $12 per family
$2 Students, Active Military Free
1881 Courthouse Museum presents Southern Black Hills history from
General George Armstrong Custer's 1874 Expedition to today's heritage
2021 Marks 46 Years as a Museum
Following the announcement in 1973 by Custer County Board of Commissioners
that a new courthouse would be built & the old building retired, the Custer County
Historical Society initiated a petition throughout the county requesting that the old
building be turned over and converted into a museum to preserve the history
of the Southern Black Hills.
Over the next two years, the transformation of Custer County government took
place and in the year 1975 the new building was complete and the old courthouse was vacant.
It was that year the museum was born, and serves as the permanent repository of
the vast and fascinating history of Custer County, South Dakota.
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Custer’s Black Hills Trail leads to adventure across three states
Feature Article: True West Magazine - April 2018
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