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Captain William Moore Cabin

Fifth Avenue, Skagway, AK
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Ranked #15 of 18 Attractions in Skagway
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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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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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.

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Oviedo, Florida
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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.

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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.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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.

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Tempe, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

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Gilbert, Arizona
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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.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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.

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Monmouth, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It wasn't thrilling but quietly interesting to read about this house and its history. It's cool that they preserved it all these years and made it into a museum that's so easy to walk to from town. Something to do for a while other than shopping for souvenirs. :-)

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