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Rose Tree Museum and Books

Fourth, between Allen and Toughnut, Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3326
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This is by far and away the best display of firearms anywhere in Tombstone. The rose tree is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Livermore, California
Enormous rose bush

The museum has some period rooms and furniture but the focus is on the rose bush in the courtyard... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cary, North Carolina
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Famous for having the world's largest rose bush, this former residence has been turned into a museum.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“square feet” (9 reviews)
“full bloom” (9 reviews)
Opens in 29 min
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fourth, between Allen and Toughnut, Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3326

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Reviewed yesterday

This is by far and away the best display of firearms anywhere in Tombstone. The rose tree is amazing as well (we bought a clipping), but the glass-encased displays of firearms was really wonderful.

Thank KatrininLivermore
Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum has some period rooms and furniture but the focus is on the rose bush in the courtyard. It is so large that, when trimmed, a couple of truckloads are needed to haul away the trimmings.

Thank JoeBoxter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first time I went to Tombstone I skipped the museum and tree viewing...and that was a mistake. This is super cool, and worth the nominal $5 fee.

Thank Barbara-Jean Ke... M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just astonishing. The home is worth admission. Kids may enjoy the incredible size of this one of a kind. The story dr. Jay spins includes how this rose bush/tree got to Tombstone, and when you learn that, it makes experiencing it even more profound. Inside...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Museum caretaker was superb. He spent a lot of time with us and explained frontier life. The museum focuses on one family and their descendants but is a great overview into life from furniture to dress to mining to weapons to illness, etc. in the...More

Thank Carl F
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Only place in town that doesn't seem to have fallen into becoming a Hollywood Tourist trap. Fascinating to see the huge rose bush, but the vintage displays through out the house are worth the visit.

1  Thank James E
Reviewed 1 December 2017

We enjoyed the Rose Tree Museum and had a very informative docent while there. The Rose Tree was very impressive. It would be nice to see in April when blooming.

Thank Ruth T
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The tree and museum are not to be missed. The rose tree is one of a kind. Try to make it in April when its blooming if you can. But anytime of the year its still quite a sight. The modest museum is small but...More

Thank Jimmy Z
Reviewed 30 October 2017

this museum contains the worlds largest still growing rose bush. its original buds were brought here by capt. cook back in the early 1800's and it grows to this day. it is over 8000 sq feet and you can walk under it or stand on...More

Thank fred d
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit on a recent trip to Tombstone. Fee is $5.00 per person. There is a lot of history in this venue besides the tree. There is history on the Chinese presence and impact in early Tombstone, as well as other history. The tree...More

Thank Netwalker2k15
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Diane E
12 March 2017|
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Response from Jeanne N | Property representative |
The cost of the museum is $5 for adults, children under 14 are free as long as they are accompanied by an adult. The tree is currently in bloom, and the museum is open 9 am to 5 pm daily. The annual Rose Festival, April... More
24 August 2015|
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Response from brenirish | Reviewed this property |
We were there in March and it was in bloom.
4 June 2015|
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Response from brenirish | Reviewed this property |
As told to us on our visit. The young Mary missed her home so her parents sent her the rose tree as a comfort.