Historic Sites

Tombstone is not only historic, but preserves its history beautifully. Today, you can walk down Fremont, Allen and Toughnut Streets and discover many original buildings dating as far back as the late 1870s.   The City of Tombstone was given designation as a National Historic Landmark District designation in 1961 as "one of the best preserved specimens of the rugged frontier of the 1870s and '80s." National Register Number: 66000171.

Here's just a sampling of what you'll find downtown, as you walk the boardwalks that the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, Nellie Cashman, Big Nose Kate and Ed Schieffelin walked. On Fremont Street you can see Schieffelin Hall, one of the largest adobe structures still in use in the Southwest. Originally built as a theater and Masonic Lodge, we still use it for the same purposes today. Across the street is Old City Hall, it originally housed Fire Co. #2, built in 1882. At the corner of 4th & Allen Street, you can walk into our Visitors Center, open 7 days a week. Originally it was "Pima Bank," built in 1879.

On Toughnut Street, the original Fire Co. #1, in which both Wyatt and Virgil Earp were volunteer firefighters, is now our Sr. Citizen’s center. On Hwy 80 also known as Fremont Street is the famous Boothill Graveyard, the real resting-place of some 250 original citizens, a few unknown visitors and the "Cowboys" killed at the O.K. Corral gunfight.

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