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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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Tombstone, AZ 85638
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Evidently they've moved Boothill to a more convenient location. Not sure how the inhabitants feel about that. There is a helpful booklet provided when entering that gives the locations and a bit of information about each grave. There are quite a few unknowns. Decent bathrooms...More

Thank atherts
Reviewed 29 October 2017

after the death of sheriff white and the three cowboys from the o k corral, they were all taken and buried in boot hill and their graves are well marked. there are over 250 people buried here and the cause of death like :killed by...More

1  Thank fred d
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

After leaving Tombstone we decided to pay the 3.00 to walk the graveyard. It was fun, you receive a paper on the demise of the those in the cemetery. The graves of the McLaury's and Clinton are there. The only attraction I paid for in...More

Thank Holly S
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I suggest that you make this your first stop in Tombstone. You can walk through the graves and read about all the people buried there. Some famous but most ordinary people that were victims of the time.

Thank Sherry F
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Neat place to visit, some of the headstones are a hoot. Very scenic view from the graveyard. Makes you feel like a part of history

Thank stephencR7956VP
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Every visitor must stop to see the Boothill Graveyard,,, It's a definite part of Tombstone's famous history. Wander around and read the names on the grave markers and be amazed... It is very interesting!

Thank jnjdougan
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

As others have stated, $3.00 per person. Cash, check, and money orders only. No credit or debit cards. It is a tourist trap. Small cemetery. Isn’t as large as Tombstone’s other cemetery. Although there is a map given here, there honestly doesn’t appear to be...More

Thank Netwalker2k15
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

You wouldn't come all the way to Tombstone and not stop by Boot Hill. A little disappointing...too touristy, but reading the epitaphs was great fun...maybe not so much for those buried there. I am thinking if they got rid of the tourist shack at the...More

Thank Loveacorona
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Well worth the $3.00 to get in and they give you a map to help guide you through the cemetery. The sad tombstones were the ones of infants that had died from what I believe was pneumonia but they called it consumption. Yes, it is...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the history of this cemetery. It has been well preserving and a lot of research has been done to identify the graves and give background on each one.

Thank OnTheRoadAgain51_11
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Madelin C
20 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.