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Boothilll Graveyard

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Address: Tombstone, AZ 85638
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+1 520-457-3300
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Quite interesting!!

I probably would not have gone here on my own but one in the party was going so we decided to go. I must say it was quite interesting as you are given a booklet with all the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda H
State Line, Pennsylvania, United States
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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Boothill grave yard is legendary, and for many of us something we all want to see before we die. Unfortunately this grave yard is nothing to brag about. It's much smaller than I expected, rather plain and flat, and the tombstones have little personality with many of them marked unknown. You can get some decent photos though. I was... More 

Thank mlwtca
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

loved the historical information, graveyard is peaceful and well kept. A good hour is all you really need. Beautiful view to the mountains past the cementary!

Thank Kathleen A
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent introduction on arrival. Easy to follow. Fun....honestly! Some interesting graves and guide leaflet gives excellent information.

Thank MandCinlove
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They wanted $3.00 a person to walk through a public ceremony! What a rip off. We could see from over the fence it was just some wooden marker and stone piles. Nothing spectacular here. Walked across the parking lot to the "Cheapest souvenirs in town" and she told us they weren't supposed to charge to get in. She had been... More 

Thank Wirunaways
Beerwah, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This turned out to be really enjoyable! We spent ages reading all the headstones....some were sad but most were interesting and even funny!

Thank Colleen A
Hobbs, New Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

See where the Clantons are buried and Fred White. Other interesting gravesite to see. Very low admission cost. This stop will take less 30 minutes. Located on the outskirts of town.

Thank Todd G
Clint, Texas
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting with a guide book to who is buried where. During the summer go early or late afternoon as it gets very hot.

Thank Julie S
State Line, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I probably would not have gone here on my own but one in the party was going so we decided to go. I must say it was quite interesting as you are given a booklet with all the deceased listed and how they died (in most cases).

Thank Linda H
Chestermere, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A rocky walk around the graves leads to some interesting reading. A neat place with a beautiful view.

Thank ChestermereCowgirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historic gravesite to visit either before going to the town or after on your way out of town. We did the latter and found the $3 charge with the handy description booklet a great tour. Bring water as it can get warm and there is minimal climbing...but well worth the time!

Thank Eric F

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