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Boothilll Graveyard

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3300
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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 June 6, 2016

Located at the west city limits off SR80, Boothill was first laid out in 1878 and contains over 300 marked graves of the very earliest everyday citizens to the town's famous and infamous residents. Open from 7:30AM to 6PM, there is no admission charge, but...More

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Genuine place with free entry which is rare. Interesting graves and inscriptions. Great photos opportunities. Defo worth a visit.

Thank JP070766
Reviewed June 4, 2016

If you go to Tombstone, you should go here. You can spend as long as you like. There are 250 real graves that you can wander around and look at. Admission is free; you can buy a descriptive list for $3.00 -- well worth it,...More

Thank lotsagoldens
Reviewed June 3, 2016

I know visiting a graveyard sounds king of morbid. However Boothill is filled with historical significance in relation to the wild west. It's free to visit, however you can make a three dollar donation and you get a map of the graveyard. There are clean...More

Thank brian773
Reviewed June 2, 2016

It is very interesting to see this kind of place all the old gunslingers and such but walking around looking at peoples graves like this make we wonder if it is disrespectful at all.

Thank diceman13
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Visited in the day and that was OK. We went back at night on a tour and by ourselves to snap pictures of spirits... picked up a couple!

Thank AJ V
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

It's got great views and it tells the story of a hard town to live in just because the causes of death are, in the main, violent. Many were buried in graves marked 'unknown'. Other than graves there's not much to see but it's well...More

Thank neilajones
Reviewed May 29, 2016

This graveyard is really interesting, admission is free but donations arewelcomedd.enjoyed looking around,its worth getting the guide from the shop.

Thank Nix_101_12
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This is free, or a $3 donation if you want a booklet to tell you more about the people buried here. Its worth the $3 per group. The paths between graves are gravel, there were people with walkers there but I think a wheelchair might...More

Thank ramirezmp
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The gift shop is great. The graveyard is ok. I have more fun looking around at the stuff in the building then trying to figure out all the grave sites

Thank Mindy D
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Madelin C
Are there restrooms for the public?
March 20, 2017|
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Response from TombstoneChamber | Property representative |
There is a restroom in the Gift Shop.
cost per person
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.