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Captain William Moore Cabin

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Address: Fifth Avenue, Skagway, AK

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Wonderful history of this oldest house in Skagway!

The old log cabin still stands, whereby you can look in the windows of basically a shell of a house. The blue house directly next door, has several rooms, devouted to the history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Great Neck, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had an interesting and informative guided tour of the highlights of the town with a park ranger. The tour began by the potbellied stove at the information center and then moved on to the museum. There were many artifacts from the Klondike Gold Rush on display including the the impressive amount of gear and supplies required by law to... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

cool to walk through and see the items they have displayed and read through a bit of history on the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Free walking tour - was great, and appreciate the Alaskan peoples' down to earth nature. Even assistants in shops where we never bought anything were great, and wish we were going back to the Yukon.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The old log cabin still stands, whereby you can look in the windows of basically a shell of a house. The blue house directly next door, has several rooms, devouted to the history of this oldest house in Skagway and explains about WIlliam Moore and his family. Can either take the park ranger free walking tour, or can stumble upon... More 

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is the restored house of the founders of Skagway. Sits next door to the upgraded house and museum.

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Boston (well, an hour south)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This cabin was the last spot on our guided tour. I could see inside and it was a basic old cabin. I just liked the quiet area and the fact that there were benches for my parents to sit and relax. We hung out there for a little bit, after walking around. The town is so small that I would... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is the oldest structure in Skagway, built in 1887 by Captain William Moore and his sons. They were the first homesteaders here and were here long before the gold rush. The cabins are very well preserved, unfortunately they were not open when I went there. They have very informative signs out front. It is a shoirt block or tow... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Captain William Moore was a steampship captain, businessman, miner and explorer during the gold rush times in the 1800's in British Columbia and Alaska. They were also the first homesteaders. One can see the cabin in a few minutes, but Skagway is an interesting gold rush community.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

There really isn't much to see at this cabin but there is an informational sign describing its owner and history. There is a newer house next to it that is well worth a visit. It also belonged to Capt. Moore and has a couple of rooms furnished with either the original pieces or some similar. Both of these are part... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Moore Cabin is the original cabin build by Captain Moore and his sons, the first homesteaders who arrived in the area 10-years before the gold rush began. The Moore Cabin is a part of the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. The park rangers do a very good job explaining the historical significance of the cabin, and of Moore's... More 

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Address: Address: Fifth Avenue, Skagway, AK
Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Skagway

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