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The Tombstone Epitaph

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Address: Tombstone, AZ
Phone Number: 520-457-2211
Description: The office of the Old West's most famous newspaper.

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Great if you love history!!

Thus is a great place to visit if you love history, newspapers or the process of creating and reporting the news. While my husband and I enjoyed this site, it was not our kids, 9... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

Thus is a great place to visit if you love history, newspapers or the process of creating and reporting the news. While my husband and I enjoyed this site, it was not our kids, 9, 7 and 3 favorite place. NOT because it was poorly presented etc., it was just a place more for adults than children. I would love... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

It is free to go into this small museum of frontier printing equipment. They sell lots of copies of old newspapers for a small fee. I enjoyed reading old newspaper accounts about issues of the period and of the history of the old west. This place is well worth the time of a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I found this place absolutely fascinating……don't rise it and read through all the exhibits. What an exciting life the founder of the "Epitaph" lived….they should make a movie about him. Amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This was a great experience in a historic town. I'm a history nut and everyone at the paper answered in a friendly manor. You should visit and don't forget to get a copy of the newspaper.

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LaFayette, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great place to visit. Loved seeing all the old ways they printed newspapers. If you're in Tombstone, you must visit this place.

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Port Arthur, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

was so great to see how the papers where printed years ago. the lady was so helpful even though she had several customers.

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Maricopa, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you're a reader and a history buff, you'll enjoy this bit of history. I found it interesting and fascinating. Couldn't even imagine how much time it actually took to produce a newspaper back then. One of the best FREE places to tour and check out. Our family enjoyed reading the history and learning about printing papers. Hope you enjoy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The museum was small but contained a lot of old relics from printing in the late 19th century. Additionally, if you go to the gunfight at the OK Corral first, they will give you a card to trade in here for a free newspaper.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

There it's a bit of history here and some of the souvenirs are a couple of $ cheaper. They have a few other historical newspapers for only a few dollars. Some cool t shirts also.

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Rio Rico, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A very interesting museum (free) with a look into the old Tombstone. You can even subscribe to today's Epitaph published monthly with great articles on the past.

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