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Boothilll Graveyard

Tombstone, AZ 85638
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Tombstone, AZ 85638
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Reviewed yesterday

Graveyards are always a slice of history, but the Boothill Graveyard has the extra addition of names you know from books and movies. Very rustic setting. The gift shop is fairly worthless and staff a bit unfriendly so I knocked it down a star. But...More

Thank GB7855
Reviewed yesterday

As commercialized as this area as become, we expected Boothill Graveyard to be a bit of a disappointment but it was actually really neat to see the location, the graves, the sayings on the markers. We understand they have tried to recreate the graveyard to...More

Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

See where the Clantons are buried and a lot of other colorful characters. Be sure to read all the tombstones very interesting .

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 5 days ago

$3 admission per person to wander among reconstructed gravestones not as interesting as you might think, little in the way of fancy death poetry.

Thank James W
Reviewed 5 days ago

The history that is told from a graveyard was a total enjoyment. It was a cool day when we were there and would have liked to sp no more time.

Thank bcorio
Reviewed 5 days ago

Assuming the people rumored to be buried there are actually buried there, then it's worth a quick visit on your way out of or into town.

Thank KatrininLivermore
Reviewed 6 days ago

The graveyard consists of several rows of graves with headstones and rocks marking the grave locations. A guide shows who is buried in each grave and how they got there (killed, sick, fell off horse, etc.) The question we had is how authentic is the...More

Thank JoeBoxter
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know if the gravestone markers are original or just made up, but many of them are fun to read anyway. The $3 entrance fee is OK but for what you get, acceptable. We had a good time and enjoyed ourselves until it started...More

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you walk through the graveyard there is a strong sense of history. The people who died at OK Corral and other unknown people are buried here. Most people are were just buried in a box and covered with rocks. There are people who were...More

Thank Jerome M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What impressed me most was the historic investigation they’ve done into all the graves and how people died etc. they give you a pamphlet that shows row by row and everything known about the person buried. Of course the famous cowboys killed by the Earp...More

Thank Lyle S
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Madelin C
21 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.