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Boothilll Graveyard

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Address: Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number: +1 520-457-3300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Boothill Graveyard was the Tombstone City Cemetery from 1878 to 1884. It...

Boothill Graveyard was the Tombstone City Cemetery from 1878 to 1884. It was not called Boothill until the 1920s. Its occupants ran the spectrum of all the cultures and nationalities of early Tombstone. Cowboys who "died with their boots on" lie next to housewives, business men and women, miners, gamblers, ladies of the "red-light district" and all the famous and not so famous occupants that contributed to Tombstone's early history. By the 1920s, Boothill had fallen into ruin with many grave markers lost or unreadable. A group of citizens in Tombstone and Cochise County began the task of researching old burial records, consulting with relatives, older residents, and using all means available to identify the occupants and mark the graves properly. The task took several years and the efforts of many to accomplish. This resulted in the graveyard being restored much as it was in the early years when it was the city cemetery.

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Been there once. Was worth it for the first visit, but no need to return. Not a place I think young kids would enjoy. Just an interesting Tombstone experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Warrenton, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For a small donation, you can visit one of the most famous cemeteries in the world. It was our first stop as we entered Tombstone AZ. Bonnie, the lady who greeted us at the small reception desk in the gift shop adjacent to the cemetery was fun to talk to as she had a great sense of humor and was... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been there once. Was worth it for the first visit, but no need to return. Not a place I think young kids would enjoy. Just an interesting Tombstone experience.

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting and FREE to see history. I was surprised the grave site is so big. Only bad thing is we could not take our pets inside the graveyard.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I visited Tombstone this past Sunday. During my trolley historical tour, we drove by Boothill Graveyard. The tour guide said that what was there was what didn't wash away back in the day. That intrigued me to see how gravesites were that long ago. After the tour and on our way home, we stopped here. You have to go through... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You've come to Tombstone for a reason and part of that reason is in Boot Hill. Free to public but well worth any small donation. You might feel it's a bit touristy but stop, think about it. This little grave yard is no less than 150 years old. Has had to be rescued twice from total desert consumption. It has... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

went to see this because it was free. Walked thru and 70% of the headstones are just wood boards that have the word "Unknown" on it. Does have the Clanton gang graves but otherwise not much to look at.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The town has done a fine job restoring this cemetery. We stayed awhile and paid our respects to the dearly and not so dearly departed.

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Tombstone, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very interesting place . walk down the isles of dead outlaws and other towns folk who are buried here . nice gift shop and the trolley will drop you off and pick you up later .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here late in the day and really didn't have time to see it all. The graveyard has around 250 graves. Some are very interesting. The graveyard is free to visit but they do ask for a small donation. We received a booklet of the graves listed with details of some of its residents. There are plenty of unknown... More 

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Franklin, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't miss this place. First glance as you drive by makes you think this is some little kitchsy attraction, but it is an actual cemetery, and has the graves of folks (Clantons, and etc.) associated with the OK Corral and all of Tombstone history. It's free and you have to see it. Spend a little something on a guide or... More 

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