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Birdcage Theater

6th and Allen Street, P.O. Box 248, Tombstone, AZ 85638
800-457-3423, 520-457-3421
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Tombstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: A MUST see. Need a few hours to carefully look over each detail of this magnificient place. Takes you right back in time to the 1880's.The Bird Cage... more »
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Vidalia, Georgia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I could probably spend hours in this unrestored theatre. It is the only structure in Toombstone not to have undergone significant restoration. As you enter you can feel the history of the place. Tons of period displays and info throughout this truly remarkable building.

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Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Visited the Birdcage finally! Took the self guided tour. We took a lot of photos around the building with the hopes of finding some paranormal activity, we saw some shadows on our images from the basement area! The artifacts in this building are truly amazing though, so much to look at it is almost overwhelming! Much of Tombstone's history is... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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601 reviews 601 reviews
472 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

If you only had an hour in tombstone this is where you must start. This is a real history museum that is incredibly done the guide is most believable and very informative not only was this a theatre but one of the town bordellos all like it was in the day.

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Rhode Island
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99 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I love Tombstone and it is as authentic a town as you will find... The Birdcage Theater is one of the last surviving( not restored) buildings in the town and should not be missed - there are still bullet holes in the walls, and the narrow slanted steps leading up stairs scream history!!!!!!!! If you have an imagination and love... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to Tombstone on a family trip and decided to go on the Ghost tour on the last night there (15 AUG). We had such a great time and the tour guide was knowledgable and had an awesome sense of humor. The great thing about the Ghost tour is that it is creepy, in a fun way, but you... More

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The items are unique and definitely appear authentic. They have several items that had been stored there and left after the Tombstone fires. Items are dusty as well as building in general. Not much has been done to this building, it is authentic. However, many of the items are out of place in this theater. They are probably better suited... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Self guided and paced. The Theater is somewhat dusty and the displays all are old. You almost feel like you've snuck into an abandoned building. Fine for me and wife but might not be others' cup of tea. Quite a lot of stuff inside.

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Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Bullet holes can be seen in the ceiling of the main hall.there are original artefacts behind the stage. Entry fee with self guided walk through

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Mesa, AZ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I have been thru the Birdcage several times but this time we opted to join the evening adult ghost tour. This should have been amazing given the history and events that have taken place in this wonderful old building. I have been on paranormal investigations in different locations and I know what they should actually be like and this was... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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197 reviews 197 reviews
74 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

I love the idea that of American friends think something just over 100 years old I'd really old but this is fun. From the gunshot holes in the walls to the back stage and the gambling area. Well worth the three dollars. The guy at the entrance gives such a good introduction you may not need to go. What a... More

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