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Address: Fifth Avenue, Skagway, AK

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Oldest structure in Skagway

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Boston (well, an hour south)
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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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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Chicago
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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.

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Tempe, Arizona
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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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