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Captain William Moore Cabin

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Address: Fifth Avenue, Skagway, AK
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Quiet spot is a busy town

We wandered through town after getting off the cruise ship. Very crowed downtown until we got one block off the main street. We found this nicely recreated homestead of Captain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We wandered through town after getting off the cruise ship. Very crowed downtown until we got one block off the main street. We found this nicely recreated homestead of Captain Moore one of the founders of Skagway. The rooms have been recreated using old photos and they look great. It was interesting to saee what was valued and what was... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The small cabin gives the viewer the perspective of how hard life was during the gold rush of the 1890s. Captain Moore's cabin is easy to find just off the main street in Skagway. No entry is permitted, but you can gain the perspective you seek by simply walking around the small building for 10-15 minutes.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We walked to the Moore Homestead Museum during our recent cruise ship stop in Skagway. If you have time you can definitely make this a quick stop during your visit to this historic Gold Rush town. The place is well kept and it doesn't take long to go through it. You can't go into the cabin,but instead visit the homestead... More 

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Fresno
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

You can't get into this cabin, but it's cool to see, as it is the first settlement on Skagway. Captain Moore's "mansion" was built right next door, which you must go in to see! All the history of the Moore family is here, with lots of interesting reading, artifacts, and some of the rooms in tact and furnished. It's cool... More 

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Cupertino, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I came to this site with the 1pm free walking tour from Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park visitor center. This site does not look that special, but the story of its owner William Moore was. He was aware of gold rush coming 10 years earlier before the event, and identified Skagway as the sea port to the gold rush.... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Fun exploring history in USA that is old to them modern to Europeans. It gives you an idea what Skagway was like for settlers and those passing through. Makes the Skagway expirence more realistic than the Main Street seems.

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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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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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