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Boothilll Graveyard

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Address: Tombstone, AZ 85638
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+1 520-457-3300
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Quite interesting!!

I probably would not have gone here on my own but one in the party was going so we decided to go. I must say it was quite interesting as you are given a booklet with all the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Linda H
State Line, Pennsylvania, United States
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Beerwah, Australia
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This turned out to be really enjoyable! We spent ages reading all the headstones....some were sad but most were interesting and even funny!

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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See where the Clantons are buried and Fred White. Other interesting gravesite to see. Very low admission cost. This stop will take less 30 minutes. Located on the outskirts of town.

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Clint, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting with a guide book to who is buried where. During the summer go early or late afternoon as it gets very hot.

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State Line, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I probably would not have gone here on my own but one in the party was going so we decided to go. I must say it was quite interesting as you are given a booklet with all the deceased listed and how they died (in most cases).

Thank Linda H
Chestermere, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A rocky walk around the graves leads to some interesting reading. A neat place with a beautiful view.

Thank ChestermereCowgirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great historic gravesite to visit either before going to the town or after on your way out of town. We did the latter and found the $3 charge with the handy description booklet a great tour. Bring water as it can get warm and there is minimal climbing...but well worth the time!

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San Carlos, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are driving in from Tucson through Benson just before Tombstone you will see the sign for "Boothill Graveyard". It is a great stop to begin your tour / history of Tombstone. For $3.00 you will step back into history and see the final resting places of some of the famous residents.

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Ferndale, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For a modest fee you can enter and roam the infamous Boot Hill cemetery. You also get a nice view of the valley below and distant mountains.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walkable from the Larian motel and all of the Tombstone attractions. Like the rest of the town's attractions its easy and casual and riddled with historic findings and facts that brings you full circle with the towns people who lived and died in Tombstone.

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Erzenhausen, Germany
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We enjoyed walking around and reading the "story" behind each of the deaths from the brochure included in the admission price.

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