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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must stop. The entrance fee is only $3, and you get a brochure giving the location of the "residents" and a brief description of what happened to many of them. Place that you can spend only 15 minutes and get most of the experience,...More

Thank Christopher E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The graveyard it self was great along with the booklet that explains all the deaths. The entry and exit buildings were average. The toilets were not great as they were portaloos. The price was cheap. A must see in Tombstone.

Thank jamfactory1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excelllent historical site. You receive a pamphlet that had most of the graves identified by name, date and cause of death. The causes are quite exact such, as shot for the color of his shirt, or run over by a runaway stagecoach. The biggest exhibit...More

Thank MLE0904
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was fairly interesting, as some of the people buried there were of famous stature in their day. Interesting little walkway around them.

Thank Gloria H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was an awesome place to see. The people were very nice. We had a good visit. We will definitely come back. This is a must see for the whole family

Thank Jill C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a sense of the past and want to fully appreciate the essence of Tombstone, then this is a must see stop. As you pass by the graves of some of Tombstone's early residents, you can't help but be struck by the...More

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 1 week ago

For an admission price of $3 I believe, this place is worth spending 20 or so minutes at. They hand you an information sheet that provides more detail as to who the individual was and how they passed.

Thank BZornes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small cemetery worth the stop if you're in the area but not necessarily one that I'd go out of my way to visit. Free.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my wife when we were leaving tombstone. It was cool they gave you a pamphlet with the layout of the cemetery. It let you know who the people were and how they died. It was interesting. Rough town to live and die...More

Thank Budda11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Costs only 3 dollars to see this graveyard. We took our time, roughly one hour, and visited all graves with information sheet about many persons buried here. Some stories really interesting, some not. But overall worth visiting.

Thank Jukka W
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Madelin C
20 March 2017|
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Response from TombstoneChamber | Property representative |
There is a restroom in the Gift Shop.
22 November 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.