Dakota Territorial Museum

82 Mickelson Drive, Yankton, SD 57078

The Dakota Territorial Museum focuses on the history of the Dakota Territory up to Statehood (1889), Yankton (the first capital of the Dakota Territory) and Yankton County since its conception to current events. Located on the northern edge of Yankton, the Mead Cultural Education Center is the home of the Yankton County Historical Society and the Dakota Territorial Museum. The museum’s winter hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed Wednesday), and 1-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Summer hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday (closed Wednesday), and 1-5 p.m., Sunday. See our website or Facebook page for current information regarding hours, admission and events.