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 US Ghost Adventures! We offer hauntingly fun historical tours in over 33 cities in America, Tombstone included!
WHY IS THIS TOUR SO SPECIAL?
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. So if you're in Tombstone and looking for a great time, keep USGA in mind!
WHAT MAKES 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. 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 at www.usghostadventures.com and find out!
By the Birdcage Theater
Ghost tours are held nightly, rain or shine.
1 hr. across 1 mile
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