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Address: Fifth Avenue, Skagway, AK

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Perfect setting for the real McCoy

This is an idealic setting, off the main tacky shops and crowds with many interpretive signs. Take some time to walk around the small but interesting site.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Van Anda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is an idealic setting, off the main tacky shops and crowds with many interpretive signs. Take some time to walk around the small but interesting site.

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Highland Village, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My sister and I share a family connection with the name Moore, and made our way to explore Captain William Moore Cabin and its history to see if we may be related in some way. There are several signs around the property and inside the house with the history of the family. The main house holds lots of artifacts from... More 

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Great Neck, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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

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