We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Captain William Moore Cabin

Address: Fifth Avenue, Skagway, AK
Improve this listing
Ranked #12 of 17 Attractions in Skagway
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Attraction details
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

Hotels near Captain William Moore Cabin

Write a Review

29 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Fremont, California
Top Contributor
1,778 reviews 1,778 reviews
1,111 attraction reviews
1,047 helpful votes 1,047 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
48 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A small unimposing little log cabin that was built by the founder of Scagway. Not much to see, but the information posted by it is worth reading. It is probably overlooked by most of the cruise ship visitors because it is not painted a gaudy color and is not on Broadway Street.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oviedo, Florida
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
44 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The town is touristy so we were extremely excited to stumble onto the cabin. As I have mentioned in several posts we love history. It was really pleasant to read about the cabin and the history.

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the 45 minutes or so we spent perusing the exhibits here. The Moore family saga - William Moore's son Ben married and later divorced a Tlingit woman; they had three children - was fascinating. The young docent was knowledgeable and helpful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We grabbed a coffee and walked to this cabin. It was great that it still exists and it was great reading about old Skagway. A nice way to spend a bit of time when in Skagway.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tempe, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

You get to see the original cabin and try to imagine what it would have been like to live in a one room cabin back in rural Alaska. Then you go next door and see the more modern but still rustic cabin Capt. Moore's son built with all the furnishings and family photos. It gives you a great feel for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gilbert, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We did the historic building tour from a visitor map and visited this little gem. I love historic buildings that are restored and the main house next to the original cabin has been maintained and restored. What an awesome way to see how the original town people lived.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

There is more to Skagway than shopping. Walk one block east of Broadway and visit this historic site. Maintained by the NPS, the exhibits and signs in this house provide a glimpse into early life in Skagway.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Captain William Moore Cabin also viewed


Been to Captain William Moore Cabin? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Captain William Moore Cabin staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?