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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
EXTENDED SUMMER HOURS

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
South Dakota Residents Free
South Dakota Historical Society Members Free
Adults $8.00
Child (17 and under) Free
Seniors (60 and over) $6.00

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
The Archives is currently open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM by appointment only. Please call or visit the "Planning a Research Visit" page to learn more. The Archives Research Room is closed all state holidays.

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?
Please call the Archives Reference Desk at 605-773-3804 or email archref@state.sd.us.
Can I rent part of your facility for an event?
Call (605)773-3458 for information on renting the facility.


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