|Tombstone Museums and Historic Attractions
Most of these attractions offer group rates if you book your group ahead of time. Call for specific information.
Bird Cage Theatre Museum
517 E Allen St.
More than just a theater, the Bird Cage was open twenty-four hours a day for mischief and mayhem. Some 140 bullet holes were counted in the walls, but there was also on-stage entertainment ranging from French Can-Can dancers to nationally known vaudeville entertainers such as Eddie Foy and Lotta Crabtree. Admission charge: Adults, $5.00; seniors, $4.50; children 8-18, $4.00. Children 7 and under, free.
Boot Hill Graveyard
Is it the real Boot Hill or not? Blood has been shed over that contentious question--well, if not blood, tempers have been lost. If you'd like to judge for yourself, just take highway 80 northwest from town to see this notorious landmark. There is also a gift and souvenir shop.
There is another cemetery straight west of town on Schieffellin Monument Road that seems to contain the graves of the law-abiding citizens who made up the majority of the town's population. Those who are familiar with Camillus Fly's wonderful photos of the old west and the Indian wars may want to find his gravestone there. It's a reddish stone to the right and somewhat far back as you come from the entrance gate. Legend has it that the courageous photographer died penniless and that his funeral and gravestone were provided for by his friends.
0.K .Corral & Historama
308 E Allen St
Site of the West' s most famous gunfight. Daily re-enactments, 2pm. Multimedia presentation offers a dramatized version of the history of Tombstone, narrated by Vincent Price. Open 9-5. Admission charge: $2.50; additional $2 for gunfight at 2pm.
Pioneer Home Museum
This museum was the home of miner Frank B. Garland, who emigrated from Cornwall, England, in the 1870s, and his wife and son. The home and its furnishings have been preserved to provide a glimpse into the lives of the hard-working men who went down the mines and wrested the silver out of the Tombstone hills. Admission charge.
Located just a block from Historic Allen Street, the original Cochise County Courthouse is a stately red-brick building which houses the former state historic park, now managed by the City of Tombstone. The two-story building is filled with exhibits that depict not only the famous shoot-out between the Earps and the Clanton gang, but also the mining and ranching life which was the lifeblood of the young county. On the second floor is a complete, authentic 1880s Courtroom and a replica law office. A video re-enactment presented in the courtroom depicts the trial of William Cornell Greene for the murder of Jim Burnett, whom Greene held responsible for the death by drowning of his daughter and her young friend, Katie Corcoran. Admission charge. Open seven days a week, 9 am to 5 pm. Small gift shop offers books, souvenirs and memorabilia.
Tombstone Courthouse, circa 1940, HABS
Tombstone Epitaph Newspaper
At the OK Corral, 308 E Allen St
Tour the 1880s newsroom and print shop of this famous frontier newspaper and receive a reprint of the 1881 edition that reported the famous gunfight. Open daily 9-5.
Tombstone Epitaph Office
Rose Tree Museum & Bookstore
4th & Toughnut
In a building at 116 S. 4th which was originally offices and a boarding house, this museum contains a mineral collection, Tombstone memorabilia and antique household furnishings of the Macia family, long-time residents of Tombstone. Out in the patio can be seen the world's largest rose tree, a white Lady Banksia rose, which was planted in 1885 and has grown and bloomed ever since. It covers an area of over 8,000 square feet and is honored by a special town event every April when it puts forth its blossoms. Open 9-5 daily. Admission charge: $3/person, children 14 and under admitted free.
"Schieffelin Hall is now completed and ready for occupancy. From the top to bottom it is by far the most complete edifice of the kind in the Territory. The drop curtain is a Colorado scene and is a work of art." from the Tombstone Epitaph, June 8, 1881
When Schieffelin Hall was completed on June 8, 1881, it was the largest, most elaborate theater between El Paso, Texas and San Francisco, California. Builders Albert Schieffelin and William Harwood envisioned it as a “first class opera house” for the citizens of Tombstone. It seated 450 on the main floor and 125 in the gallery. During the town's heyday Schieffelin Hall was the hub of entertainment and social events in Tombstone. The Irish Land League held the first ball here on June 17, 1881. On September 15, 1881, The Ticket-of-Leave Man, a drama by Tom Taylor was the first play presented there.
Charges are subject to change. Please call ahead to ensure this information is current.
Boothill Gunslingers: (520) 457-3456. Group tours must be booked in advance. Perform daily at 2 pm at the OK Corral. Normal admission: $4.50.
Six-Gun City: (520) 457-3827. All group tours need to call ahead. Special show times can be arranged. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Normal admission: Adults $4.00, Children Free Groups of l0 or more children under 12 years of age, with chaperone, $1.00 per person. Groups of 10 or more adults, $3.00 per person.
Tombstone Cowboys: (520) 457-9153. All groups need to call ahead. Discounts are available. Show times are M-F at 12:00 noon & 3:00 pm Weekend show times are 11:30 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm Special performances can be arranged. Normal admission: Children 7-13 $1.00, Adults $4.00, Seniors $3.00
Tombstone Vigilantes: Bill Hurll, (520) 803-0846. Show times are 1 pm on the second, fourth and fifth Sundays of the month at the Helldorado Amphitheater. Donation accepted.
The Wild Bunch: Bill Traywick, (520) 457-9309. Group tours must be booked in advance. Performances on the first and third Sundays at the OK Corral.
Old Tombstone Historical Tours: (520) 457-3018. Normal admission Adults $10.00, Children $5.00. (When we rode, a sign in the wagon notified riders that the driver giving the narration works for tips and since we were the only riders we felt compelled to make a considerable outlay to him as well.) Discounts are available for groups over 25. Please call in advance.
The following tour guides are recommended by the Tombstone Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Information Center located at the Corner of Allen and 4th Streets (520) 457-9317, (888) 457-3929
Group Tours of Historic Tombstone: (800) 518-1566. Includes Tombstone Historama, OK Corral, Tombstone Epitaph, Birdcage Theatre, Pioneer Home Museum and Boothill Graveyard.
Gypsy Tours: (520) 457-9474. Custom walking tours of Tombstone and its attractions.Step-on guide for Tombstone and Bisbee. Prices depend on attraction fees and particular needs. Advance bookings necessary.
Tombstone and Thunder Valley Tours: John Rose (520) 378-2539.Offers walking tours and guide services. Group tours must be arranged in advance.