Black Hills Mining Museum

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Black Hills Mining Museum

Located in the city of Lead, the Black Hills Mining Museum is a non-profit educational corporation set up to preserve the mining heritage of South Dakota's Black Hills. Read More

  • The Black Hills Mining Museum is one of the premiere spots to discover the gold mining history of the northern Black Hills. 
  • Located in Lead, South Dakota. 
  • $10/adult, $8/student, $8/seniors, $25/family of four. 
  • Open from 9am to 5pm in summer.


Come enjoy a variety of exhibits and activities at the Black Hills Mining Museum. The museum’s experienced guides will help you discover the century-old mining heritage of Lead and the northern Black Hills.

Tours last under an hour and lead visitors through a simulated gold mine that explores both historic and modern-day gold mines in the Black Hills.

If you’d like to step back into the shoes of the old gold miners of the Black Hills, join the Black Hills Mining Museums guides for a gold panning adventure, learn about gold panning and discover gold for yourself.


The Black Hills Mining Museum is located on Main Street in Lead, South Dakota, about an hour north of Rapid City.


  • Summer (May to September): The Black Hills Mining Museum is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Saturday. On Sunday, the museum is open from noon to 4pm. Tours begin on hour, starting at 9am, with the last tour beginning at 4pm.
  • Winter (October to April): Tours by Reservations Only.


Admission is $5/person. Tour tickets are $10/adult, $8/student, $8/seniors and $25/family of four.  

More Information

For more information about the Black Hills Mining Museum, call 605-584-1605 or visit