Office Winter Hours

9:00am to Noon

Monday through Friday

1881 Custer County Courthouse Museum
 411 Mount Rushmore Road

PO Box 826
 Custer, South Dakota 57730

(605) 673-2443

Handicap Ramp & Elevator Available

Custer County Historical Society

SD State Historical Society

Custer Area Chamber of Commerce

Hermosa Arts and History Association

1881 Courthouse Museum Facebook Page

Museum Board of Trustees

The 1881 Courthouse Museum presents Southern Black Hills history from General George Armstrong Custer's 1874 Expedition to today's heritage


2016 Marks 41 Years as a Museum


   Following the announcement in 1973 by Custer County Board of Commissioners that a new courthouse would be built and the old building retired, the Custer County Historical Society initiated a petition throughout the county requesting that the old historical building be turned over to the Society and be converted into a museum to preserve the history of the Southern Black Hills.


   Over the next two years, the transformation of Custer County government took place and in the year 1975 the new building was complete and the old courthouse was vacant.  It was that year the museum was born, and serves as the permanent repository of the vast and fascinating history of Custer County, South Dakota.



2016 Historical Calendar


Historical Calendars are still available, while supplies last, at the Museum Gift Shop, Custer Candy Company, Carson Drug, Custer Senior Center and Deb's Printing.


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