The Amerind Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit archaeological research institution and museum, established in 1937, which seeks to foster and promote knowledge and understanding of the Native People of the Americas through research, education, and conservation.
We have no end of museums for history buff and casual visitor alike, all authentic, well-maintained . . . not to mention a lot of fun. For example, the Courthouse Museum, built in 1882, is also the smallest state park in Arizona, but still has so much to see!
The Epitaph Newspaper, on 5th Street, with its original printing press is free and another must see museum. The Rose Tree Inn Museum on 4th Street houses the largest Rose Tree in the World! Over a million blooms cover its 9,000 square foot trellis. Every April we have a "Rose" parade. We will be honoring its 126rd blooming in 2010. Those history buffs will want to check out the Western Heritage Museum on 6th Street. They have a large collection of Earp memorabilia and lots of other interesting exhibits about life in the Old West. Both kids and adults will want to visit the O.K. Corral, a museum with animatronics that retell the story of the famous gunfight.
All our museums are listed below. Take a look!
Andrea's Museum of Victorian Fashion features over 400 items of authentic Victorian and Edwardian clothing, accessory, personal and household possessions, ranging in dates from primarily 1840 to 1920. Includes wedding gowns and dresses, ball gowns, formal evening gowns, mourning dresses, shoes, hats, purses, parasols, gloves. Also featuring men's tuxedos and suits, children's clothing and toys, babies' clothing and christening gowns. Household possessions include chinaware, crystal, silverware and jewelry.
Also featuring Wyatt Earp Collection; authentic possessions of Josie and Wyatt Earp.
Going south on Fremont Street and U.S. Hwy 80 East, turn right onto South 3rd Street, go two blocks. Located on corner of 3rd & Toughnut Streets, in the historical Allen English home.
Helldorado Town Western Theme Park is free to walk through. Guests can learn to pan-for-gold or even try their hand at our interactive shootin' gallery. After a round of miniature golf you can cool off at our mexican-style cantina. You can bring your drinks into our Helldorado Theatre where guests can enjoy our 30 minute shoot-out as our "National Champion Gunfight Team" performs their award winning stunt show three times daily. Afterwards you can "fill yer belly" at our Helldorado Restaurant
The show ticket will provide discounts around town at restaurants, museums, mine tour, old tyme photos and even the Tombstone Trolley Tour.
Ask about our gunfight/trolley combo ticket for even more savings!
A unique exhibition about the life of author Karl May and his depiction of Native Americans, now open in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the German writer's death.
For generations Karl May has been of of the most popular and most-read German authors. The adventure novels of the famous writer, who died on March 30, 1912, have been translated into more than 40 languages, and they are still as fascinating as ever.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Karl May's death, the legendary old west town of Tombstone has opened the Karl May Presentation Museum. The exhibition is sponsored by the nearby Apache Spirit Ranch and the official Karl May Museum in the German town of Radenbeul near Dresden.
Besides the collection from Germany, many original items of Native American art will be displayed, such as tomahawks and ornate moccasins. Presentation boards will illustrate Native American life and explore how well the myth created by movies and books matches historical reality. The exhibition is currently planned to continue for one yar.
Life-size figures of the 1881 gun battle. C.S. Fly photo Studio and Gallery. Daily gunfights at 2:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and Friday through Sunday, 2:00 & 4:00 pm. The Historama is a multimedia presentation of Tombstone's history and is open daily 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Home of the world's largest rose tree. The "Lady Banksia" rose was planted in 1886 and covers approx 9000 square feet. Museum has many relics from the pioneers of Tombstone in the 1880s. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Days.
This 1882 Victorian structure once housed the officials and the courtrooms of Cochise County. See exhibits about Tombstone's past glory days as a frontier silver mining boomtown. Open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The old West's most famous newspaper, founded in 1880, is still in operation today. Visit the Tombstone Epitaph Museum and see the original newspaper press used by founder John P. Clum over 125 years ago. Get your subscription and receive the Tombstone Epitaph newspaper monthly with history and news of Tombstone and the Old West.