The Tombstone Epitaph

The Tombstone Epitaph

The Tombstone Epitaph
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The office of the Old West's most famous newspaper.
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Susanne T
Toronto, Canada29 contributions
I think people more interested in the time period and printing and newspapers would have enjoyed it more than me. It has a lot of old equipment and the displays explain a lot, but there is no interactive parts. It is self guided. I think it needs some more pizzazz.
Written January 30, 2022
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onedeesse
La Verne, CA190 contributions
Tombstone's print shop is still in business. They have a free museum exhibit featuring old printing presses and display of newspapers and notable historical information from Tombstone. They also have a section of books for sale related to Tombstone's history as well as other notable Arizona attractions. They also sell reprinted newspapers on Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and other notable figures from Tombstone's history. For Wild West afficionados, you can buy a subscription to their printed newspapers that will be mailed out to you.
Written June 19, 2022
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RieZie
Dublin, CA29 contributions
If you have an interest in history – this is a great place to visit.

Located just around the corner from the main street, the Tombstone Epitaph is a lovely little (free) museum. It is privately owned – so don’t expect glitz and glamor – but if you are looking for authenticity, this is the place.

It offers a look at the history of the printed newspaper in Tombstone, along with old photos and a chance to see, up close, the old printing presses used in days gone by.

The little store sells books and gift items and you can even buy replica copies of old newspapers as a memento of your trip to Tombstone.

We’ve been to this museum a couple of times. It is nice to see real, unsanitized history.
Written February 28, 2022
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Chelsea
150 contributions
Couples
This small museum houses Tombstone’s first printing press. It’s a quick ten minute walk through but costs nothing and is worth the look. If you bought a ticket at O.K. Corral you get a ticket for a free newspaper from here, which is originally what took is there.
Written January 7, 2022
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LightPacker3400
Tucson, AZ17 contributions
I get the subscription and I can't wait to get it every month. So much fun Western History, this Month they even had a story of how Tombstone weathereds the 1918 pandemic! Super cool. Highly recommend going inside and checking out the old press, and get a subscription. You won't be sorry!
Written August 16, 2020
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William K
Ruidoso, NM141 contributions
Today's computer generation must take this short self-guided tour to see how printing was done in the old days. They will find it impossible to believe how difficult it was to print a single word, much less an entire newspaper. This experience will only take 10 minutes, is free and right next to all the other longer and expensive attractions.
Written March 15, 2022
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Rex F
Snowflake, AZ19 contributions
We spent a few minutes looking at the old printing presses and learning a little bit about the history of the newspaper and who started it. It made our trip to Tombstone a little more complete. For the price (free) it was well worth what we paid.
Written March 22, 2020
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Chiminee
235 contributions
Family
The amazing history of Tombstone is so colorful and vibrant. This place is one of real deal authentic buildings. The lady working there was full of fun information.

Even cooler than being able to buy some really unique keepsakes, you can subscribe to have the monthly Epitaph mailed right to your house. Talk about being a pet of Tombstone history long after you’ve left.
Written July 5, 2020
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Anon Y
12 contributions
Family
Small shop with exhibits of old printing machines. It’s a bit more niche in terms of history, but it was still interesting to see. Plus, the exhibit was free! They still print newspapers for tombstone, including one about the gunfight at the OK corral that you can get for free if you do the OK corral tickets.
Written July 2, 2022
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melwashere81
Cleveland, TX989 contributions
Couples
We stopped here to get a free copy of the newspaper that we get with paid admission to the O.K. Corral and stayed to see the free museum. It's very small but full of information. And they have a small gift shop too. Its worth a stop.
Written June 17, 2021
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