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This is a ghost town. A part of our Southern Arizona history. It is not a resort, campground, or place to tour buildings. It is what remains of a once-thriving town along the San Pedro River and the railroad. The buildings, other than the schoolhouse,...More
We went here to see Fairbank, but mainly to hike the trail up to the cemetery and silver mill site. My kids and I loved it, and the trail is beautiful and easy to hike. We only spent a few minutes looking at the Fairbank...More
The only building you can enter is the building housing the schoolroom and museum. The museum should really be described as a bookstore as that is what it mainly is. The rest of the buildings are either fenced off and/or no entry allowed.
Go on the weekend when there are docents.
Do take the trail to the cemetery. Although few of the graves are marked, it is a sad and lonely place. Would have been tough digging too. The little graves were probably the children/babies.
Glad we took...More
Okay so the website looked really great. We went on a weekend so that the school house was open. The little guy inside was nice enough. But this was the only building you were allowed into. The others had signs to stay out or fences...More
We checked this out while visiting Tombstone and were really impressed. Great walking trail and interesting to walk around without having people constantly trying to sell you stuff. Highly recommended.
As resident and Silver Mine Tour Guide in Tombstone, I highly recommend a half day visit to the Ghost Town of Fairbank! You will be walking peacefully alone in the footsteps of our ancestors -- all those involved in the 1880's Silver Mining industry that...More
The family needed to get out of the house because we were going crazy. We wanted to find a place where the kids could run around.
I had always passed by this place as a child but I had no idea what it was. We...More
It's a part of history. Took the short hike up to the cemetery and really enjoyed that. The buildings and such? ahhh, I've seen old buildings before. From up on the hill (cemetery) you can get a better picture of the lay of the land.
This is an old west railroad town originally having many names, becoming Fairbanks and finally Fairbank in 1882.
The town survived 90 years but finally became a ghost town in 1972.
If you like history you will enjoy the town’s museum, buildings, hiking trails and...More
Dog friendly on a leash. It is the desert and dangerous out there. Great hiking and history there. I live in Tombstone with my dog Chaco, a motorcycle sidecar adventure dog. I work in Tombstone as a Sliver Mine Tour Guide... More
Dog friendly on a leash. It is the desert and dangerous out there. Great hiking and history there. I live in Tombstone with my dog Chaco, a motorcycle sidecar adventure dog. I work in Tombstone as a Sliver Mine Tour Guide. Come visit. Good Enough Mine Tour. No camping near there I am aware of, but lots of free primative camping around. Happy Trails and Tails!