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Boothilll Graveyard

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3300
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Day trip to Tombstone Arizona and San Xavier Mission from Phoenix
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3300
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked among the people who founded, lived and died in Tombstone Arizona. We had visited many of the attractions in town and came to view the final resting place of the people we had heard about and the stories of their lives in Tombstone....More

Thank BDArcher
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must stop if in Tombstone, AZ. I personally wasn't impressed, but if you are a western history buff it would probably be more of interest. Not expensive, only $3 so I don't feel ripped off either.

Thank Angel G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This graveyard is very cool however, the day we went was so hot and because they had so much rain this year, they gnats were horrible.

Thank Angela A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such an experience being able to view history and how people died and were killed in the 1800s. Enjoyed seeing all the old epitaphs and seeing the Clantons and Mclaurys resting place. $3 donation for the walking tour map and well worth it.

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm glad we toured locations in town before stopping at Boot Hill on our way out of town. It made some of the names we saw more meaningful. Some humorous grave markers but many Unknowns. Worth stopping and spending some time.

Thank Allison399
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This stop ties into the history from Tombstone area. Check out the town first, walk along the street, check out the O.K. Corral and then stroll along this graveyard. Interesting epitaphs to read. Pick up the pamphlet to find out more about each "resident." A...More

Thank Linda I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a small entrance fee you get to stroll through the graveyard and gaze upon the tombstones of the famous outlaws of the city's past. Some are inscribed with humorus inscriptions about the ones who lie beneath. When finished you exit thru the gift shop...More

Thank Victor M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow!!! The history is incredible. Too bad they did not have the detail we have today. Would have like to know more about how the different people died. The gravesites with the single word descriptions are fun to see. Make sure you pick up the...More

Thank theresab914
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting little spot, but you'll get more out of it if you take a town tour first and know who/what to look for. Some of the gravestones are sad, others comical. Good family activity.

1  Thank MamaMitzi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The graves you expect to see are here. Bring sunscreen. Good gift shop on the premises. One time visit is all you need. Spend at least a half hour here.

1  Thank Donald H
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Madelin C
March 20, 2017|
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Response from TombstoneChamber | Property representative |
There is a restroom in the Gift Shop.
November 21, 2015|
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Response from TombstoneChamber | Property representative |
Entrance to Boothill is Free. There is a $3.00 donation for the walking tour booklet.