Haunted Weekend in Tombstone & Bisbee, Arizona
November 21-23, 2014
Haunted Weekend in Tombstone & Bisbee, Arizona
November 21 -23, 2014 -- Friday - Sunday
Bisbee & Tombstone, Arizona
Lodging at the Tombstone Grand Hotel

Join American Hauntings for a weekend in two of the most famous -- and most haunted -- small towns in the west -- Tombstone and Bisbee, Arizona! Discover the history and legends of these two former mining towns and the hauntings created by the violence and bloodshed that stalked their streets.

One of our most popular trips for two years in a row, we expanded the trip to also include nearby Bisbee for 2014! Join us for a two-night hotel stay at the Tombstone Grand Hotel, a private ghost tour of Bisbee, after-hours ghost hunting at the Bird Cage Theater, private ghost tour of Tombstone, Gunfight at the OK Corral, Boot Hill Cemetery and much more! Come along as we journey to Tombstone and Bisbee and walk the same streets where men like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Curly Bill Brocios, Johnny Ringo and the Clanton Brothers lived, fought and died
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$450 Couples Price / $400 Single Price

($100 Deposit Due Now / Remainder Due Before Trip)
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Haunted Weekend in Tombstone & Bisbee, Arizona

Included in the Weekend:
* 2-Night Stay at the Tombstone Grand Hotel, located on the edge of Tombstone

* Private Ghost Tour of Bisbee with Old Bisbee Ghost Tours on Friday Night

* Tour and Ghost Hunt at the infamous Birdcage Theatre on Saturday Night

* History Tour (by Trolley) of Tombstone's Legendary & Haunted Sites on Saturday evening

Note: Does Not include Transportation to Tombstone.

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Bisbee, Arizona .. Copper City

The small town of Bisbee is one of the most eccentric, eclectic and haunted towns in the Southwest. Founded in 1880 as a copper, gold, and silver mining town, it was named on honor of Judge De Witt Bisbee, one of the backers of the famous Copper Queen Mine. Mining brought boom times to Bisbee in the early 1900s, but by the 1970s, the mines had died out and it turned into a ghost town -- only to see a revival among artists, historians and writers as they re-discovered the hidden gem in recent times. Today, Bisbee is a thriving community and enjoys it's unusual reputation as a "last outpost" before the Mexican border and as a reclusive hideaway for those who love to live on the fringe.
Bisbee enjoys a reputation today for its myriad of hauntings. While in town, we'll be led by hosts from Renee Gardner's (author of Southern Arizona's Most Haunted) tour company through the towns streets, stairways and alleys in a search for the resident ghosts. We'll hear about the history and hauntings of forgotten miners, spectral ladies of the evening, a lady in white and more.

After the tour on Friday night, we'll continue on to Tombstone and check into our lodging for the weekend at the Tombstone Grand Hotel.

Wyatt Earp
Tombstone... the Town Too Tough to Die

Located in southwestern Arizona, the town of Tombstone gained infamy in the 1880s as one of the most famous silver boomtowns of the Old West. During this period, the eyes of all Americans were focused on the events that took place here, from the first silver strike to the bloody gunfights in the town’s dusty streets. The death toll in Tombstone reached such epic proportions in 1882 that President Chester A. Arthur threatened to declare martial law in the city. It was a rough and dangerous place and it certainly lived up to its reputation as one of the wildest towns in the West.

As seems to be the case with many violent locations, the number of ghosts who still linger in Tombstone may outnumber the permanent living population. Many of them, it is believed, don’t yet realize they are dead and continue looking for the next fight, the next drink, or the next roll of the dice. Such a present, and such a past, makes Tombstone one of America’s most haunted small towns.
Tombstone got its start on April Fool’s Day 1877. On that afternoon, a prospector named Ed Schiefflin rode into Fort Huachuca in the San Pedro Valley and announced that he intended to look for silver in the Apache country. The soldiers scoffed at his plans and did all they could to dissuade him from such a dangerous endeavor. All that he would find, they told him, would be his tombstone. This warning would end up providing a fitting name for the future town.

Schiefflin spent the entire next summer avoiding the Apache and seeking ore. By October, he was out of supplies, his clothing was in tatters and he had nothing left. Just as he was about to give up, he discovered a vein of pure silver. It was only seven inches wide, but more than fifty feet long. He called the strike “Schiefflin’s Lucky Cuss” and he produced $15,000 per ton of rich silver. Partnering with his brother, Al, and an assayer named Dick Gird, they founded the Tombstone Mining District.

Soon, other miners and prospectors began flocking to the area and Tombstone began to boom. The prospectors attracted the suppliers, the saloonkeepers, the gamblers and the whores. It wasn’t long before Tombstone became known as the place to find just about any vice known to man.

The Bird Cage Theatre
Saloons such as the Oriental and the Crystal Palace operated 24 hours a day. John Clum, editor of the Tombstone Epitaph once wrote, "Tombstone is a city set upon a hill, promising to vie with ancient Rome, in a fame different in character but no less important."

While Tombstone certainly attracted more than its share of sin and vice, there were traces of the kinder, gentler life as well. Churches and schools were supported by a heavy tax on gambling and culture could be found at Schiefflin Hall, which had been erected to attract touring theatrical companies.

But of course, it was not the churches that attracted attention to Tombstone; it was the gambling, the violence and the death. It would be here that Western legends would be created and it was also here that many of them would come to an end. Tombstone’s Boot Hill Cemetery was an unforgiving place.

If there is one name more closely connected to the bloody history of Tombstone, it is that of Wyatt Earp, one of the most famous lawmen and gunfighters of the American West.
Earp, along with his brothers, and his close friend, Doc Holliday, came to Tombstone looking for wealth and opportunity, but became embroiled in one of the most deadly feuds in western history. After arriving in Tombstone, the Earps  bought an interest in the Vizina mine and some water rights. During this time, they clashed with a loose federation of outlaws that called themselves the "cowboys." Wyatt, Virgil Earp and young brother, Morgan, held various law enforcement positions that put them in conflict with Tom and Frank McLaury and Ike and Billy Clanton, ranchers, possible rustlers and friends of the cowboys. Death threats were issued and violence escalated over the course of a year, culminating on October 26, 1881 with the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, a deadly shootout during which the Earps and Holliday killed three of the cowboys. In the next five months, Virgil was ambushed and maimed and Morgan was assassinated. But Wyatt Earp got his revenge as he and Holliday, along with others, pursued the cowboys in what became known as his "vendetta", a bloodbath that ended with a number of deaths -- and created a legend that still thrills western buffs today.

Join American Hauntings for the chance to walk the same streets as Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday; see the site of the O.K. Corral, the Crystal Palace, Bird Cage Theatre and other locations that still exist from the heyday of Tombstone; Roam the streets of Bisbee, one of the West's most amazing mining towns; discover how the events of the past have created the hauntings of today and perhaps come face-to-face with the legends, miners, outlaws and lawmen who made Bisbee and Tombstone great!