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Birdcage Theater

Address: 6th and Allen Street, P.O. Box 248, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number: 800-457-3423, 520-457-3421
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$150*
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Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: This one-time theater and brothel has been reincarnated as a museum.
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Type: Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: This one-time theater and brothel has been reincarnated as a museum.
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Wells, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I love the Birdcage but the honest truth is it is very poorly cared for. That said, don't miss it. There are so many interesting items, in addition to the building itself. The history is wonderful, I just wish they would spend the money to restore and have someone with museum experience help them make the place over. Even so,... More 

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OLYMPIA
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103 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Once upon a time, the Birdcage Theater was a notorious den of gambling, drinking, bawdy plays, and prostitution. It closed in1889 and the building was pretty much left in the manner it has been for 125 years; pretty run down. The first time I was in Tombstone, I passed on a visit to the Birdcage, but this time I was... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Stop into the Birdcage Theater to hear about the history of this establishment. You are given a lengthy story about it's history, Which was very informative. For an extra fee you can look behind the scenes for in depth peek around the corner and into the other levels.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It was definitely stepping back in time. Loved the explanation of all the Bullet holes in the walls and roofs, loved going backstage and seeing where the actors were.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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228 reviews 228 reviews
75 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

From 1891 to 1889, the Bird Cage Theater was the most famous honky-tonk in America. This 24/7 operation was a gambling establishment, dance hall and brothel that also had a nightly stage show. The list of famous entertainers from that era who performed in the Bird Cage is amazing. The liquor flowed freely and gun fights were frequent. When the... More 

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Kent, New York, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The guide at the front was very informative and brought it to life. You pay and tour the place on your own. It was the most interesting place we toured for me.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a must see in Tombstone, and is well worth the $10 fee to see it. The theater, come brothel, come gambling den was left untouched for decades, and now has a veneer of dust as protection! There are lots of exhibits and curios dotted on tables in the main auditorium, but it is the theater itself with its... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A must see place in Tombstone. Authentic, lots of history, very informative. Will return again when family come to visit.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great tour! Not much into the ghost tour idea so we paid to tour without the ghost. :-) You really get the feel of the old west theater. $10 per person but we felt like it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great place to visit. Very knowledgeable staff led the nighttime ghost tour. It was very active with spirits. Lots of fun.

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