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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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Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3300
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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Stop by this spot on the way out of town. It was interesting to see. It's self guided unless you pay the $3.00 donation to get a map of all 250 grave plots and read who's buried there and how some died. Good to do...More

Thank movesalot54
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Awesome preservation of history! Famous graveyard in a famous town! If you are into old West history, this is a must stop! Check out giftshop aswell! Great souvenirs at reasonable prices!

Thank Isabela S
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Stayed the night in town. This was a must stop for us. Nice spot and well looked after for the age. Good to see that the old timer who looked after it is also here. Stop here and have a quick walk around on your...More

Thank TinVet
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

There is a lot of history here and nicely preserved. The gift shop is nice as are the people. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Thank JimmyChuck1948
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Graveyard is kept up sufficiently, but not overly commercialized, once you walk through the gift shop. You won't be disappointed if you are looking for authenticity. Loved it!

Thank Becky M
Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Definitely on the "must do" list when visiting Tombstone! If you are not familiar with the story/history of Tombstone and the shootout at the OK Corral I would recommend visiting Boothill Graveyard AFTER you visit the OK Corral. Very interesting visit if you purchase the...More

Thank Lauriepaz
Reviewed August 9, 2016

Having been a fan of the classic old Western films when I was younger, I couldn't resist having a wander around the famous Boot Hill Cemetery. The entrance is through the gift shop, and yes, there is an admission charge. It was interesting to see...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

If a graveyard can be a funny place to visit this is it. Many tombstones or rather wooden boards with funny text about why the beyond laying bloke died.

Thank Steen123456789
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We walked through , super cool . Staff was very friendly and helpful. Loved the chocolate fudge too .

Thank roperwoman12w
Reviewed August 7, 2016

We are into genealogy so we might enjoy cemeteries more than the average person. The booklet for a $3.00 donation was worh the price to use while wandering around the small graveyard. The site was certainly strategic overlooking the valley with a nice view. I...More

Thank joeysweeps
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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.