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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  • Quite a walk up hills from the town, but worth the effort! Had visited Deadwood because of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill and was good to get to see where they ended up and how Bullock was buried in his ...  more »
  • We visited early January when it was snow covered & appeared to be closed but we just walked up the path, the gates were open so we went in. It was very peaceful, nobody else there & we were pleased t...  more »
  • Hard to rate a cemetery 5 stars. It won't wow you and you really shouldn't be surprised by what you see/find. Go for the history of some famous people. Great view of Deadwood as this cemetery is up on...  more »
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  • Really cool cemetery but the most interesting was that Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane are buried there. lots of other interesting sites there as well. It is a well kept cemetery overlooking Deadwood, South Dakota.
  • Very cool stop in Deadwood. Great historical information and great views over the city. Well worth the $2/person.
  • Excellent visit for history buffs, the grounds are well kept, worthy of a visit. This is on 'hilly' ground so it will take a little effort but well worth it!
  • Enjoyed our time visiting Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane at Mount Moriah Cemetery. R.I.P. Follow our adventure (see more photos) via Facebook/Instagram @ Happy Campers 227 as we travel this beautiful country full time.
  • 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.

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Charming Deadwood has plenty to offer in terms of architectural and historical sightseeing, and it matches that with some fine accommodations in hotels occupying refurbished 19th-century buildings. Many properties offer loads of extras, including attached casinos and onsite pools. Look along the 85 to the north and south for more budget-friendly options, including motels.
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