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Mount Moriah Cemetery

Address: Deadwood, SD
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Ranked #2 of 17 Attractions in Deadwood
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: Small cemetery dating back to the time of cowboys, deputies and the old West.
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
Owner description: Small cemetery dating back to the time of cowboys, deputies and the old West.

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New York City, New York
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625 reviews 625 reviews
276 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We took a tour, since I did not want to bother with looking up the cemetery and looking up parking. The tour did not teach us anything we did not already know, but it was entertaining nevertheless, thanks to the witty guide. Wild Bill Hickok (shot in the back by an assassin), Calamity Jane (ever wonder where her nickname came... More 

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Dublin, Ohio
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28 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The Mt. Moriah Cemetery, located in Deadwood, South Dakota, is the final resting place of two of the most famous icons of the Wild West, Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane. You can pick up a Walking Tour Guide of the cemetery, which outlines several "famous" headstones in the park. You will pay an entrance fee of $1. Starting out... More 

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Saint Albans, West Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane are buried side by side here. Nice well maintained cemetery with a good gift shop and friendly staff. On a pretty steep hillside. Nice place to visit.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

A wonderful stop for anyone who appreciates old cemeteries, with graves dating back to the 1800s. Of particular note are Wild Bill Hickock's and Calamity Jane's side-by-side graves, and well worth the hike to see them. Be careful if visiting in the winter. They do not maintain it and it gets very slippery on the slopes. They do have handrails... More 

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Wisconsin Rapids
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We arrived at Mt. Moriah Cemetery late afternoon and the fall leaves were beautiful. Had a bit of an uphill walk, but enjoyed it and graves were well marked.

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Upton, Wyoming
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17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It is a fun stop. It was weird to see the graves of Wild Bill and Calamity Jane. Some of the grave markers are very fun to read. Very inexpensive and offers a look at years gone by.

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Ebensburg, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

.....Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are both interred there. You just HAVE to see it. This location was included on our bus tour of Deadwood.

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North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There is a lot of walking..but a very historic walk ,you'll find the graves of Calamity Jane,whose wish was to be buried next to Wild Bill Hickock..There is a fence around these graves because Bills headstone was stolen so many times..There is a bookstore at the entrance .I recommend a stop there you'll find many affordable books, that have so... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Whether you are a fan of the old west, the Deadwood tv show, or just an old cemetery, I'd suggest a visit to Mount Moriah. Wild Bill, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock. What I found interesting is that Seth Bullock asked to be buried at the top so he could overlook Deadwood. It's a tough little walk up the hill but... More 

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Central Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If walking, be prepared for up hill. Lots of history. Free maps available. Easy access to the two main gravesites.

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