“The Town too Tough to Die,” Tombstone was perhaps the most renowned of Arizona’s old mining camps. When Ed Schieffelin came to Camp Huachuca with a party of soldiers and left the fort to prospect, his comrades told him that he’d find his tombstone rather than silver. Thus, in 1877 Schieffelin named his first claim the Tombstone, and rumors of rich strikes made a boomtown of the settlement that adopted this name.
Today, Tombstone is a town that is a museum. Many of Tombstone’s historic buildings are within an area bounded by Fremont, 6th, Toughnut and 3rd streets.
Truly a Historical American Landmark, Tombstone is a great example of 1880 western American heritage, which is well preserved by original 1880′s buildings and artifacts.
While staying at the Jeremiah Inn, take a day trip to Tombstone and take in the history of Southern Arizona.