25 Market St   Aberdeen, SD 57401

Office Hours 8:00-5:00 M-F

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Plan Your Visit

Information on directions, parking, accessibility, scheduling, assistance, and policies 

Gallery Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5pm (Galleries are closed on MONDAYS)
Saturday - Sunday 1pm - 4pm
Office Hours: M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm 

Admission is Free. Donations appreciated.

The Dacotah Prairie Museum is located in historic downtown Aberdeen. The Museum’s red brick façade was renovated to restore the beauty of the building, which was built in 1888-1889. See About Us for more details.


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street parking

All parking around the building is free. We recommend parking in the lot just north of the building. Two hour parking is also available on Main Street and the surrounding side streets.  



rampThe main entrance to the Museum is on the south side of the building. A ramp provides access to the main floor, and an elevator is available for access to the second floor. A wheelchair is available for use. Guests with any other questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the Museum by phone at 605-626-7117.

Scheduling a Tour

Guided: Guided tours are available year-round by appointment. After hour tours may be arranged if enough prior notice is given. If interested, contact the Museum by phone (605.626.7117) or e-mail (dacotahprairiemuseum@gmail.com). Please note the name of your group, the date and time requested, the number of guests in your party, any special needs, and a contact name and number.

Self-Guided: Walk-in visitors are always welcome during regular Museum hours. An informational “Self-Guided Tour” pamphlet is available near the front desk for your reference. Browse through the exhibits on your own, and enjoy the history of Brown County.

Assistance and Questions

The front desk is staffed at all times. It is located immediately outside the gift shop entrance as you first walk in the main entrance. The staff is available to answer any questions, and assist in the purchase of gift shop mementos. 


The Dacotah Prairie Museum is a non-smoking facility. No pets or outside food or beverages are allowed.