Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood

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#1 of 18 in Historic Sites in South Dakota
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. Find out how to plan Deadwood trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • This was worth the trip up the hill to see. Some nice views of Deadwood and surrounding areas were available. This is not a free cemetery, there is a small fee. A map was provided and was very informa...  more »
  • If you are in town this is a must see. It is a quick drive to the cemetery and really easy to find the graves. Can walk to it as well but it is hike from downtown. We visited on Halloween and were the...  more »
  • You definitely need your walking shoes and not have a heart condition. The walk around is very hilly and could present problems for some, especially the walk up to Seth Bullocks grave. Great views dow...  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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