Gold Rush Cemetery
Gold Rush Cemetery
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Craig R
Yarrawonga, Australia2,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
A small cemetery located just out of town near the railway line. It is very interesting wandering around reading the headstones and seeing the resting places of the people you hear in the stories told of Skagway.
Written 22 September 2023
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Ann H
York, UK2,423 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Unfortunately, the weather wasn't kind to us at all on the day we came to this cemetery whilst in Skagway for the day. We didn't stay long but could see the potential for an interesting longer visit in better weather. The information board was very good with lots to explain the background of some of the people buried here. A lot of connection to the time of the Gold Rush and the location is very peaceful - except when the White Pass train goes by. Worth a visit!
Written 19 September 2023
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD3,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
A hidden gem not known to everyone, I knew about it bc YEARS ago if you're on the White Pass train you pass by.
A good 2 mile lengthy walk or you can take $5 shuttle each way.
Rich in history where most buried at this hilly cemetery died in either 1898 or 1900's.
Definitely rundown & in disarray but if you like history & looking at marble & Wood headstones it's definitely worth the trek from town.
Make sure you keep following the path to Reid Waterfall which is breathtaking & tranquil, just watch your footing.
Written 12 July 2023
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VillagerRick
The Villages, FL1,003 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Just outside of town down a gravel access road it is easy enough to find. We went there to see the legendary Soppy Smith gravesite.
Written 21 June 2023
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Barheat
Hamilton, Canada1,732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We had been to Skagway a few times and had not visited the cemetery. The cemetery is located on the outskirts of town at the end of a gravel road past the rail yard. The cemetery has been maintained for visitors with replacement wooden markers. The two famous people are Jefferson "Soapy" Smith, a well known con man of the era and lawman Frank Reid. Frank Reid was hired to run "Soapy" out of town. There was a gunfight and both were killed. Frank Reid has a large stone monument while Soapy Smith has a wooden marker.

Reid Falls is accessed by walking through the cemetery
Written 15 June 2023
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BorntocruiseUK
Heathfield, UK13,393 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Position in some woodland, this small Gold rush cemetery sits. It’s shocking to see the average age of these men, mainly aged around 35 years old. Most of the graves are not well kept, I guess there are no relatives alive to maintain them.
It won’t take long to look around this cemetery. It’s not far from the cruise port probably 30 mins walk. There is a nearby waterfall to discover
Written 12 June 2023
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Dickenson Family
Kemptville, Canada938 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Cute, not sure that is the right word but I think it fits, little cemetery with old headstones from the gold rush. Located a short walk from the cruise port, tucked in a forest.
Written 31 May 2023
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FiftyFifty5050
Montgomery, UK862 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We visited this graveyard as part of a tour of Skagway and, prior to arrival, had begun to hear the story of the criminally minded 'Soapy' and the determination of the town to be rid of him, so as to protect their reputation as a safe stop on the Gold Rush trail.

This made looking around the graveyard, which is small, much more interesting and we also heard about the different types of graves, their significance etc.

An interesting throwback to interesting times.
Written 20 May 2023
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HA
Chelmsford, UK126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Did this as part of the city tour. It was really interesting and. I would have liked more time to look around.
Written 15 February 2023
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Bridget T
Kissimmee, FL64 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A great way to appreciate the history of the goldrush and get a better understanding of the value people put into striking it rich with a big claim.
Written 22 December 2022
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