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Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood
(4.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This place was just okay for me. I didn't dislike it, but it wasn't the highlight of my trip. Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are buried there and you can visit their graves. The cemetery is old, a...  more »
  • We walked from our hotel in town. Quite a steep trek on an extremely hot day, but the views from the top are spectacular. The cemetery is well kept and it is really interesting to walk round, you will...  more »
  • If you find yourself in the area, make a trip to this famous cemetery. There are a few historic figures buried there with names you'll sure to recognize. It is a bit of a trek, however, so think twice...  more »
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  • 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.
  • The graveyard is very well kept and its enjoyable to walk through. There is an entrance fee of $2 per person in the winter months. If you walk from downtown to the site, be warned it is a strenuous walk up a steel grade hillside. Plus theres more walking up in the graveyard. Parking is limited and sadly there are no night runs at the site. The view from atop the hill is very beautiful and well worth it.
  • Sounds odd to tell people to go to a cemetery but this is one of my favorite places in Deadwood. It's a glimpse at the history of the town and the views are incredible. It is definitely worth hiking up to Bullock's grave.
  • As a child, my brother and I read about Wild Bill and vicariously lived the life of a gambler. I never thought I would be here and see the graves of Wild Bill and Calamity Jane. Mount Moriah Cemetery is very well kept. Interesting that the maintenance and preservation are funded by the proceeds from the casinos. I would highly recommend that you take an hour from your vacation and tour this piece of history
  • It was disappointing the the highlight of the city of Deadwood is the cemetery. It's neat to see the final resting place of Wild Bill. The city itself has been overrun by casinos, completely destroying the authentic feeling of the city. Back in the 1990s Deadwood was a better stop.We drove through SD and simply skipped this whole place in 2016.