Haunted Weekend in Tombstone &
Join American Hauntings as
we Return for a New Weekend in the Haunted Southwest, Searching
for the History & Hauntings of Tombstone & Bisbee!
Haunted Weekend in Tombstone &
November 8 -10, 2013 -- Friday -
Bisbee, Arizona / Lodging at the
Copper Queen Hotel
Tombstone, Arizona / Lodging at Holiday Inn Express
Join American Hauntings, author Troy Taylor & American Ghost
Society Rep Loren Hamilton 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
One of our most popular trips in 2012, we have
now expanded the trip to also include nearby Bisbee for 2013!
Join us for a two-night hotel stay at the famous Copper Queen
Hotel and Holiday Inn Express in Tombstone, after-hours ghost
hunting at the Bird Cage Theater, private ghost tours, 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!
$450 Couples Price / $400 Single Price
($100 Deposit Due Now / Remainder Due Before Trip)
Click Here to Register for this Weekend Event!
Haunted Weekend in Tombstone &
Included in the Weekend:
* 2-Night Stay
at the Copper Queen Hotel (Bisbee) & Holiday Inn Express
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
Note: Does Not include Transportation to
One of American Haunting's
Biggest Trips of the Fall - Don't Miss It!
Bisbee, Arizona ..
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. One of the most haunted places in
town is our lodging site for Friday night, the
world-famous Copper Queen Hotel, where
guests of the past have never checked out!
And then on Saturday, we'll continue on to
Tombstone... the "Town Too Tough to Die."
Tombstone... the Town Too
Tough to Die
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
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
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
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
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
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
|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; Spend a night at the famous Copper Queen Hotel; 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!