Deadwood Wild Bill Reenactment

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Wild Bill's Death Reenactment

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May 27, 2019 - May 27, 2019

Step back to the days of the Wild West with this reenactment of Wild Bill Hickok’s death and his murderer’s trial.

  • Come learn about the history of Deadwood and the Old West at the reenactment of Wild Bill Hickock’s Death. 
  • Nightly performances (except Mondays) throughout the summer are free of charge. 
  • Located at the Old Towne Hall, performances start at 7:30pm.


On the day of August 2, 1876, Wild Bill Hickock, one of the Wild West’s most famous marshals and gun slingers, was shot and killed while playing poker in Deadwood’s Saloon #10. Today, the reenactment of Wild Bill Hickock’s death and the trial of his murderer, Jack McCall, is fun for the whole family, as audience members are recruited to play roles in this historic gun fight, card game and trial.

Location and Time

The gunfight and trial are performed at the Old Towne Hall each night except Mondays at 7:30pm during the summer (from Memorial Day through Labor Day).


Wild Bill’s Death Reenactment is free.

More Information

While in Deadwood, visit the Mount Moriah Cemetery to see Wild Bill’s grave, check out the authentic exhibits at the wax museum, and visit the "Death Chair" that Wild Bill is purported to have died in at the Old Style Saloon #10.

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