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Tombstone Ghost Tour

Are you visiting the historic western town of Tombstone and wish you could learn more about its history before you depart? Or perhaps you live in the city and have always wondered what some of the oldest buildings on your street were – now you can find out, with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours! We offer hauntingly fun historical tours in over 33 cities in America, Tombstone included!

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Our tours are unlike any other, with knowledgeable local guides ready to show you the spookiest spots around town. If you’re looking for amusement park thrills, our tours may not be for you. Our tours are relaxed and focused on local history and lore – they’re even appropriate for kids of all ages! We offer an authentic experience that allows questions to be asked about some of your city’s most unexplainable happenings.

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Five Stars

Great tour that covered an impressive amount of history. The tour leader Dani was absolutely amazing and told the stories in a way that felt authentic...

05.18.24
mauro trejo
 

Five Stars

Such a great tour. Guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. We learned a lot and got to feel the chills of Tombstone after dark. I would highly r...

05.14.24
Trevor Cameron
 

Five Stars

It was very enjoyable and our tourist was very outgoing and such a wonderful person to be getting information by (: I had such a lovely night

05.13.24
ari rivera
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Why is Tombstone So Haunted?

Your quintessential ‘wild west’ town, Tombstone is a historic city in Cochise County, Arizona, founded in 1877 by prospector Ed Schieffelin in what was then Pima County, Arizona.

It became one of the last boomtowns in the American frontier. The town grew significantly into the mid-1880s as the local mines produced $40 to $85 million in silver bullion, making the town Arizona’s largest productive silver district.

Like many other western towns, Tombstone got its start from mining. Prospectors would come from all over the United States to the west, looking to strike it rich. With a name like Tombstone, one starts to ponder the reports of unexplained phenomena that have been pouring out of this desolate region.

As for how Tombstone got its name, there is some speculation – but some reports suggest that it came from an interaction that Ed had with one of his fellow Army scouts. Ed Schieffelin was briefly a scout for the U. S. Army headquartered at Camp Huachuca.

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Schieffelin frequently searched the wilderness, looking for valuable ore samples. At the Santa Rita mines in nearby Santa Cruz Valley, three superintendents had been killed by local Native Americans.

When a friend and fellow Army Scout Al Sieber learned what Schieffelin was up to, he is quoted as telling him, “The only rock you will find out there will be your own tombstone.” or, according to another version of the story, “Better take your coffin with you, Ed; you will only find your tombstone there, and nothing else.”

As for spectral residents, The Bird Cage Theater stands tall. In 1882, the New York Times declared that the theater was the “roughest, bawdiest, and most wicked night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast.” Twenty-six people died inside the building, which is riddled with over 140 bullet holes. So what happened here? Book your Tombstone tour today with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours and find out!

WHY SHOULD YOU TOUR WITH US?

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You want to experience the real Tombstone

For the most part, the majority of what is known about Tombstone is based on Hollywood’s interpretation. While factual information can be found in literature and historical museums, those who are not history buffs may only know what’s portrayed on the big screen. What better way to get to know the real Tombstone than with an authentic ghost tour through the town itself?

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You’re a fan of Westerns

You don’t have to be fully into westerns but hey, maybe you are! If westerns are your thing, you’re in the right place. The buildings you’ll see in your tour of Tombstone are some of the original ones that were built in the 1800s. While they may no longer be used for what they were intended, you’ll get to hear their origin stories, the darkness that helped build them, and the spirits that still frequent them.

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You want to make the most of your time in Arizona

Whether you’re here on vacation or for work, you’re bound to have some time to fill. Why not get to know one of the most infamous places in American history? There’s no better way to do this than with a ghost tour that takes a deep dive into what put the town on the map. Since you’re here, book your spot on Tombstone Terrors ghost tour and experience the town the way one should – in person.

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You need a family-friendly event to add to your vacation plans

If you’re looking for something that will keep everyone in the family happy and entertained, a Tombstone Terrors ghost tour is the ticket to a good time for everyone. It’s true the wild west has its fair share of some pretty intense and harrowing tales, but our guides are masters in telling these true and incredible stories in a way that’s spooky and thrilling yet suitable for young audiences.

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You want your trip to Tombstone to be unforgettable

Sometimes there are just parts of a trip that don’t get saved in the memory bank. This experience won’t be one of them. Our Tombstone ghost tour goes beyond what you’ll experience at a museum or on a leisurely stroll. Your tour guides take you through prominent areas of the town that not only play an integral role in its establishment but also house the spirits that are responsible for making Tombstone what it is today.

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You want to do something different this time

Don’t let this be like any other vacation. This doesn’t have to be another Groundhog Day trip: same restaurant, same shopping, same movie theater. Our Tombstone ghost tour will take you to places you might not normally have on your list to visit and tell you stories you won’t hear anywhere else. You’ll also get something you won’t get from a regular “been there, done that” trip: some excitement!

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt or distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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