Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood

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Notable characters of the Wild West and historical figures of Deadwood are buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery. Established in 1878, the cemetery's most famous graves include those of Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, and Potato Creek Johnny. Originally spread out over two cemeteries, Ingleside and a catholic cemetery, the bodies were moved to the current location in the 1880s to make space for housing on the former Ingleside location. To this day, homeowners in Ingleside occasionally find human remains on their property. You can pick up information on the people buried here at the visitor center. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Deadwood holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mount Moriah Cemetery and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 13, 2017
    High above Deadwood is Mount Mariah Cemetery, the place where Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are buried, next to each other (although their graves seem strangely out of character and too modern). ...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We took the Boot Hill tour bus to the cemetery. They gave us s great tour if tour and cemetery. I am glad we did it this way. We learned so much more by taking the tour then going on our own. The fee ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Interesting piece of history. Biggest attraction is the grave of Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane.  more »
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  • July 9, 2017
    Our family went through the cemetery using the map the visitor center provided...although Wild Bill and Calamity Jane was the main attraction I enjoyed hiking up to Seth Bullock's grave. The cemetery is on a hill and will give a workout if you are not in shape. Note we found a gopher had made a home under the white Chinese structure.
  • July 4, 2017
    Little hike. Nicely kept up. Interesting historically
  • June 12, 2017
    You'll see Wild Bill and Calamity Jane, including some others with colorful names. Be sure to take in the valley views. I did not find Rocky Raccoons' gravesite, however. ©TIFA 2003
  • November 10, 2016
    To the person who described the grounds as not pedestrian friendly, the cemetery was established in the 1870's, and on a hill side high above Deadwood. What die he expect? Guess he expected flat ground with no ups and downs. Don't whine, when you have to walk up and down the hills. Stay at home in your easy chair. As far as I am concerned, one of the best experiences in Deadwood. Lots of history, and a compliment to the City of Deadwood for its care and upkeep.
  • July 5, 2017
    Quite a hike and was really warm, but the real deal and worth the time.

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