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Boothilll Graveyard

Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3300
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3300
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A trip to tombstone is not complete without a stop at Boot Hill on the way out of town. It is a nice well kept piece of history and you will see names you recognise from your visit to Tombstone.

Thank csarchibald
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like the fact that they gave you a list of who all was buried in each row. It was a nice way to get more history of the town and then when you read the little placards in the town you knew where these...More

Thank edgins48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drawback is it costs $3 to get in. It's a very nice, small cemetery and well-kept. Worth the stop.

Thank iver0185
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a unique place to visit. Worth the $3 entrance. Well maintained and well worth a walk through the cemetery.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see when in Tombstone. Sadly many of the sites were destroyed throughout the years. Luckily someone took the time and initiative to restore the markers to their original design. It is very open and warm so be sure to have water...More

Thank JREMKE54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peek back in time and you'll be glad you didn't live back in the days when one could get shot for getting in the way of a no-good law-breakin' drifter! Worth a wander to read the inscriptions on the graves. A bit chilling, too...

Thank Wanderlist777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have got to go here. Although a gravesite for a short period of time, the colorful descriptions on the grave markers plus the information in the guide booklet are extremely fun and interesting. I don't want to spoil it here, but I will say...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

We walked thru Boot Hill Cemetery reading all the headstone and the brochure gave you info about each person and how they died.

Thank ARCHIEW856
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Don't miss Tombstone's Boothill cemetery! A walk along each row of headstones is good for some shocks and laughs!

Thank susan c
Reviewed 13 June 2017

It is a small cemetery with the graves of many of the Tombstone residents. It is only a $3 entrance fee. Doe not take too long to visit.

Thank avshockey
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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.