About the Museum
South Dakota is a land of countless stories – begin your journey of discovery at the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society. Meet people living in exciting places during adventurous times: from the horse cultures of the Northern Plains to gutsy homesteaders, including some contemporary leaders and community builders, you will meet the diversity of people that make South Dakota a special place when you plan your visit to the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center.

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Museum Mission
The mission of the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society is to promote an understanding and appreciation of South Dakota’s rich heritage and complex history through collections, exhibits, programs and events that engage and inspire people to explore history’s impact.

South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center
900 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501

Smithsonian Affiliates


900 Governors Dr.

Pierre, SD 57501


f: 605-773-6041