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Captain William Moore Cabin

Fifth Avenue, Skagway, AK
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Ranked #16 of 18 attractions in Skagway
Type: Historic Sites
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Tempe, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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Monmouth, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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North Miami, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We got there when it was closing so were only to go in for a few minutes. Neat to see pieces from way back when. Find out what time it closes cause it is neat to see and stay longer to get a tour and hear more about the history. From downtown it was less then a 10 minute walk.

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Pittsville
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Take the ranger-led talk/walk. This town sure has a lot of interesting history. Great artifacts and lots of easily understood exhibits.

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CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stopped at the National Park Visitor's Center in Skagway on a recent cruise. We enjoyed a fabulous talk by an experienced and well-informed ranger. She told us all about the history of the area while leading us on a short walking tour of the town. And it was free! We also saw a great movie there (one of two)... More

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Brea, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

We didn't know and stopped here first before going to the National Park Service Visitors Center, so we did not get the tour. There is an information sign in front and signs next to the displays in the Moore House, but after reading the reviews by others here, I can see that we missed out on a lot of the... More

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nsw
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Take time to leave the Main Street and visit Moores cabin, our visit was enhanced by a very enthusiastic park ranger who obviously loves his job and was very knowledgable about the history of the region and cabin

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Nashville, TN
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317 attraction reviews
488 helpful votes 488 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We enjoyed a short stop at the historic Moore Cabin cared for by the National Park Service. We got a look inside the old cabin before walking through the restored house next door. This was a nice stop for history while walking along Skagway’s main street enjoying the architecture of the old buildings.

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