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Mount Moriah Cemetery

Deadwood, SD
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Ranked #2 of 22 Attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Description: Small cemetery dating back to the time of cowboys, deputies and the old West.
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Fort Frances, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

What an interesting place. definitely worth taking a tour thru here so you get the stories. The graves are real, the people were real, the stories are real (mostly anyways). It's also a good reminder that in the end we are all equal once in the ground. The rich, the poor, the gunslinger, the saloon girl,,, we all end up... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It is a big graveyard and interesting in its own right but the graves of Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane are a bit of a disappointment. Not sure what I expected but you can't get a decent photo as they are fenced off at an odd angle!

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Seaside, OR
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

It was a very cool cemetery with an interesting history and several pioneer/western hero interments. It is waaaay bigger than you are probably imagining. The cemetery is located on a big hill, so it is a good steep walk. The opportunity to see and experience the history of Deadwood was well worth the $1 ($.50 for children) entrance fee, which... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great tour today on the cemetery. Learned a lot from the guide on the history of the cemetery as well as the famous people buried there. Would not suggest a walking tour unless you are in great shape because the hills are steep.

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Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Yes, they do charge $ 1. It is a walk uphill. However, if you are interested in cemeteries, it is an interesting look at the historic resting place of many important figures. They provide a map and a suggested walking tour of the cemetery. We found it interesting and worthwhile.

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Roswell, New Mexico
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105 reviews 105 reviews
47 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a very unique location for a cemetery! It's right on top of a hill. I didn't think the $1 they charge was a big deal, you get the map and pamphlet. We enjoyed walking throughout the grounds. There is a great view of Deadwood, and it is cool to stand below the flag that is never lowered. There... More

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Grantham, New Hampshire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It's appalling that this scam is allowed to continue and a testament to all that's wrong with Deadwood SD in total. The "Admission" to the cemetery that legendary Wild Bill Hickok is buried is only a dollar a person but it's ridiculous nonetheless. I have seen Many famous people and have NEVER paid admission to a cemetery EVER. This last... More

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TN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We visited the Mount Moriah Cemetary and enjoyed the walk around the cemetary. Very interesting tour.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews 119 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Cool to see where historical figures are buried. Rather brings it to life. Madame DuFran, Bill Hickok and Martha Jane Burke are all buried in this former Masonic cemetary. It's an uphill walk to get there

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Canandaigua, New York
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88 reviews 88 reviews
32 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was an interesting place to visit. Others have commented that it seemed more modern than they expected; the cemetery is still in use, so new graves are being added all the time as people in the community are buried. There were many old graves mixed in with the new, including some unusual ones, such as a gravestone that was... More

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