Mount Moriah Cemetery, Deadwood

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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  • Wear comfortable shoes and take your time as you wander this historical cemetery. The visitor’s booth is your first stop, and the staff is extremely knowledgeable and friendly. You can follow the map ...  more »
  • Mount Moriah Cemetery is full of the history of Deadwood, from Calamity Jane to other to a mass grave full of people, young and old.  more »
  • We arrived to Deadwood late in the day. We didn't have to pay to enter the cemetery since the visitor center was closed. We walked up to the Wild Bill gravesite for a quick visit.  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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