Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Museum and Archives hours and admission fees?
Museum Hours and Admission
Phone: 605-773-3458

Memorial Day through Labor Day

Monday through Saturday
9:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Sundays & Holidays
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Labor Day through Memorial Day
Monday through Saturday
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Sundays & Holidays 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

The Museum is closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Museum Gallery Admission
Child (17 and under) Free
Adults $4.00
Seniors (60 and over) $3.00
Society Members Free

Special discounts apply for AAA Members.
Free admission to galleries for all visitors the first Sunday of the month.

Archives Hours and Fees
Phone: 605-773-3804
Open Monday through Friday and the 1st Saturday of the month from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The Archives is closed all state holidays.
Out-of-town patrons should call ahead to confirm Archives hours before making a trip.

There is no charge for using materials in the research room. Please consult the fee schedule for information on fees for copies, photographic prints, research services by mail, and other services.

Cultural Heritage Center Hours
Phone: 605-773-3458
The offices of the South Dakota State Historical Society are open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM The State Historical Society is closed all state holidays.

How do I get to the Cultural Heritage Center?
Take a look at our "Plan a Visit" page to learn more.
What are your upcoming events?
Visit our Calendar of Events page to learn more!
How do I become a member?
Check out the Membership page.
What are the benefits of being a member?
Find out on our Membership page!
How can I donate something to the society?
For archival material go to the archives donation page or call (605)773-3804.

For museum material go to the museum donation page.
Who do I contact with research questions?
Take a look at the About State Archives portion of the website.
Can I rent part of your facility for an event?
Call (605)773-3458 for information on renting the facility.

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