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Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
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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  • Had a fun weekend get away with my boyfriend that happened to be during Octoberfest. Went to check out The cemetery and see wild bill. While there at The lookout point above the town, my boyfriend pro...  more »
  • A great stop!. (If your in the mood to walk - uphill) The admittance was $2.00. You get a map of the cemetery that mentions some of the notables and their locations, and a history of the cemetery. The...  more »
  • Take a a quite stroll among the trees and read the tombstones, looking for the unique descriptions of the causes of death.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Little hike. Nicely kept up. Interesting historically
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Quite a hike and was really warm, but the real deal and worth the time.

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