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Boothilll Graveyard

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Address: Tombstone, AZ 85638
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+1 520-457-3300
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Boothill Graveyard was the Tombstone City Cemetery from 1878 to 1884. It...

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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Graveyard

Interesting site with all the graves. Gift shop has some nice items. Free, though you have to buy map for graves.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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winterset, iowa
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winterset, iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting site with all the graves. Gift shop has some nice items. Free, though you have to buy map for graves.

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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting graveyard. Worth the visit. Many colorful characters buried there. The tombstones are often humorous and informative. It was enjoyable and I believe half of the people buried there were killed in 1881 and 1882. This was during the Wyatt Earp period.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time coming here. It was pretty good it was a really hot day, but the good this is that they have a bus that gives you the tour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was quite the place to visit--very interesting grave markers. Doesn't take long to walk around and read them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting reading how some of the "inhabitants" died, and the names they had too. Ground is stony so strongly suggest flat shoes, and on the day we were there it was really windy so even though sunny you might want a jacket. You get a small pamphlet listing all the graves with brief details which is helpful if you want... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the epitaphs on some of the grave markers. Just fun to walk around it and imagine what it was like back in those days. Actually you can gleen some history from the headstones as well..Some are hilarious and others are sad.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were told to make sure we stopped in this old joint, and it was worth it! There are lots of artifacts from the period located inside the old theater. You will need to take time to look at all the items, but it is worth it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want to know about some history of Tombstone then you must visit this place. Their is no fee, but you sign in and pay $3 for a map/brochure for the people in the cemetery. (Recommend, it also helps for the upkeep) The reason for 4 stars was do to the lack of parking. Not enough room for the... More 

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Skillman, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of history we stayed only about 10–15 minutes but we were glad we stopped. The trolley let you get off here and picks you up on the next round, probably a 30 minute stay.

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here 42 years ago and still was fascinated. The real West and history. It was a tough life in the old west

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