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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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$3 to visit and is very interesting. You get a panphlet to read while walking around. It's worth a stop

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Cooperstown, New York, United States
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Cooperstown, New York, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$3 to visit and is very interesting. You get a panphlet to read while walking around. It's worth a stop

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crawford
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It's quite poignant to see so many people who died in 1882. There are some graves who are quite famous.

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We spent 30 min in the graveyard reading about how each marked grave was killed or died. It was an interesting piece of history

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This was so interesting to see the number of persons who were unknown when buried and how many others had to have family come to the site to point them out. Don't wear sandals. Awesome experience.

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Walker, Louisiana
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Before you go you need to Google "Boothill, Tombstone" and read up on all the people buried there and the actual history of the cemetery. We enjoyed it very much.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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Really a cool thing to see. Kind of strange to stand next to these graves and think about what was going on during their time and how they died. Must see.

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Casper, Wyoming
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is a cemetery with a gift shop. There is a charge ($3) to get into the cemetery. It is interesting to see how the dead were buried at the end of the 19th century in the town of Tombstone. Interesting how status could still be distinguished. There are quite a few gravesites with many that state "unknown,", others... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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If you are from the UK then this is a pretty random attraction, but a very good insight into life back when the town was booming.

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Port Orange, Florida
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It was a very windy day and hot. We didn't visit very long due to these circumstances. Interesting to see, but only a one time visit for us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you watch Life and Times of Wyatt Earp, then you'll recognize some of the names in this cemetery. It's a $3.00 fee and you get a phamplet listing all the people buried here as well as cause of death, if known. Definitely worth a visit.

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