Winter Schedule

Office open 8AM to Noon

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 explores Black Hills history from General George Armstrong Custer's 1874 expedition to today's heritage.

1881 Custer County Courthouse Museum
 411 Mount Rushmore Rd.

PO Box 826
 Custer, South Dakota 57730.
Phone (605) 673-2443  or or

Friends of the Museum

   It takes a great deal of money to keep the 1881 Courthouse Museum open and well maintained. If you would like to become a Friend of the Museum and help us
financially, please click on the link below for more information.

   The 1881 Courthouse Museum is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Friends of the Museum Donation Form


Pre-Christmas Sale at the Museum

Saturday, December 6th

12 Noon to 5:00pm

15% Off on Some Items

Gary Enright and Cheryl Smith will be signing books.

Children’s books, activities, crafts and kits. Books on the Black Hills and Custer, the new Black Hills and Badlands photography book pottery, baskets, note cards and much more! Come and do your Christmas shopping at the Museum!



Hermosa Arts & History Association

3rd annual Winter Carnival
December 7th , 11:00am-2:00pm
Hermosa School Gymnasium
Santa will be there  11:30am-1:30pm
Games for kids
Meal Free will donation
Bake & Craft Sale




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