Explore the Moore Homestead

People in front of a colorful house with fence sign "Moore Homestead"

NPS photo/S. Millard

Modern photo of log cabin with green graass

NPS photo/K. Pontius

Ten years before the Klondike Gold Rush, Captain William Moore arrived in what is today Skagway. He predicted the valley would become an important transportation corridor, established a homestead, and named the area Mooresville.

At the homestead you can:
  • visit Captain Moore's original 1887 cabin
  • dive into early frontier life in the J. Bernard Moore House
  • learn about the melding of cultures through the marriage of Ben Moore and Klinget-sai-yet (Minnie Moore)
  • see some of the artifacts found through archeological excavation
  • take a break off Broadway in the Moore lawn or benches area

Pets are not allowed in the buildings that make up the Moore Homestead.  However, the large yard at the Moore House is one of the best places in town to enjoy green space with a furry friend.  Please respect other visitors and clean up after your pets.

Entrance fees may apply, see Fees & Passes information.

The Moore Homestead is located at 5th and Spring St in Skagway, Alaska and is just 4 blocks from the park's visitor center.

The Moore Homestead buildings are open to the public from late-May to late-September from 10am-5pm, daily.  

Visitors are encouraged to visit the homstead even when the buildings are not open inside.  

Accessibility Information

The seating area and Moore House are ADA accessible for folks with reduced mobility who may be using a wheelchair, walker, or other assistance device as well as anyone with a stroller.  

Last updated: July 5, 2017