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Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood

Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We visited here while in Deadwood. It was a very interesting cemetery. We visited Wild Bills and Jane's burial site. There were many interesting tombstones. There were some that just were labeled fath...  read more »
  • Wild Bill and Calamity Jane's Graves are beside each other. Very interesting part of History. Definatly a must see when in Deadwood. 
  • We found the cemetery interesting past Wild Bill and Calamity Jane.. there is a lot of history, most interesting was the Jerusalem section. We spent about an hour or so there was worth the time.. 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • It's an old cemetery with some famous folks graves. Be aware that if you elect to walk from downtown, it is a strenuous walk, especially for flat landers.
  • Pretty cool place but be prepared to walk up hill for those that might be pushing a wheelchair. They have a grave site for the first woman Dr in Deadwood , which was pretty cool.
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