About the Museum
South Dakota, a land of countless stories – discover them at the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society. From the horse cultures of the Northern Plains Indians to gutsy homesteaders to old west scoundrels, the museum captures the spirit of the people. Discover a new adventure at every turn. We invite you to plan a visit!

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Museum Mission
The mission of the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society is to promote an understanding and appreciation of South Dakota’s rich heritage and complex history through collections, exhibits, programs and events that engage and inspire people to explore history’s impact.
*Revised 05/01/2012

South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center
900 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

Smithsonian Affiliates


900 Governors Dr.

Pierre, SD 57501


f: 605-773-6041