Pictures of Tombstone Arizona

Old Stagecoach stop with harnessed mules ready to go outside of the OK Corral. Stagecoach driver talks to an interested cowboy.

Pictures of Tombstone Arizona pictures can be very helpful to those planning for Tombstone travel. Or even for lovers of the Old Wild West to take a virtual trip to this infamous town!

Do you visualize a trip by looking at pictures? Do you like to dream about where you’ll visit when you see those pics?

When planning to travel to Tombstone Arizona, pictures can help you visualize the excitement you expect on your trip. Don’t you think? They can help with your planning. [More planning info here>] Show them to your family to see what they like and get their input! Looking over pictures raises anticipation – for the trip.

Welcome to Tombstone AZ
Welcome to Tombstone AZ

Here are photos of Tombstone Arizona for you to peruse. When we walk around downtown, or go to local sights or attractions – we always have our camera ready. We never tire of the area, and enjoy documenting it!

We hope our pics can help you out. I know when we’re planning a trip, we love to look over pictures of our intended destination. So we thought you would too!

Tombstone Picture of the town from the hill in the South
Tombstone from the Hills South of Town

See what interests you. Here you can view pictures of Tombstone Arizona for the areas you’d like to see. Figure out what Tombstone Events you may want to include in your travels. While here in Tombstone, which attractions peak your interest? We have some terrific help for figuring that out, as well, such as the best time to visit, etc. And Our Own Top Eight Must-See!

Will you be here for a number of days? Then you’d probably wonder what other sights in the area are worth looking into.

After spending some days in Tombstone, pictures of nearby areas can give you further exploration ideas. There are a lot of interesting places in Cochise County.

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I know we love exploring Cochise County. There are so many intriguing and historical spots a short drive from the town of Tombstone. Maybe pics here will help you decide if you’d like to check them out. Go ahead and get an idea from our Tombstone Arizona pictures page:

Pictures of Tombstone Arizona
Historic Buildings

Tombstone endured two Substantial Fires in its history.

The first happened on June 22, 1881. By then the town was on its way to being a real community. It had just been named the County Seat of the newly formed Cochise County. It had just received its city charter.

The June fire began on Allen Street, midblock between 5th & 6th streets, at the front of the Arcade Saloon. It quickly spread through the wood-frame and adobe buildings on the block. Then it spread until four full blocks of the downtown were destroyed. 66 businesses altogether were damaged or gone.

The second one was really devastating. It occurred on May 26, 1882. It started in a back room of a saloon on Allen Street called Tivoli Gardens, which was between 4th & 5th Streets. It quickly spread until the entire business area of town was burning. Only a few buildings managed to escape due to volunteer bucket brigades.

Tombstone Historic Adobe House
This 1881 Adobe Home Escaped both fires.
Tombstone 1888 Fire Insurance Map
Tombstone Fire Insurance Map from 1888 – After the 2 Fires

What Historic Buildings Survive?

After each of these fires, the townspeople immediately rebuilt. Their future was invested in Tombstone, and they meant to see it survive!

Many historic buildings have been here since that second fire. Sections of original buildings were saved – and incorporated into their new structures.

Hope this little historic intro will help you appreciate these photos!

The Crystal Palace Saloon is located on Allen Street, at the corner of South 5th. Stop in for a meal and a drink when you come to town. More recent exterior and interior renovations were made since the Tombstone pictures above. The upstairs balcony now is available as an eating area. You’ll have great views of Allen Street, while you sample their menu. There is now a small indoor upstairs balcony. It kind of reminds me of the balconies in old Timey movie theaters – taking up the upper back area of the building.

The historical flavor of the original Crystal Palace was retained. It’s our favorite Saloon – for the history, and the wonderful staff! If you come by, say Hello! – when you see us there!

How Does Allen Street Look?

Old Stagecoach stop with harnessed mules ready to go outside of the OK Corral. Stagecoach driver talks to an interested cowboy.
The Stagecoach is Ready to Take Passengers on a Tour of Historic Tombstone Arizona

A good deal of the Tombstone action is on Allen Street. Fitted with dirt instead of pavement, just as it was in the 1880s, as you may notice in these pictures of Tombstone Arizona here.

And of course, you’ll walk the boardwalk – standard features of Old West towns instead of sidewalks common today. These pictures in Tombstone Arizona are on Allen between 3rd Street and 6th Street – where many of the businesses are.

How Do I Find Other Great Streets?

Yet, the side streets (the numbered ones) have some places that are historic – like the restaurant Nelly Cashman managed. You can drive along those. Or find the places To Eat while you’re in town.

We’d definitely recommend going over to Toughnut and Fremont Streets. Both parallel Allen Street. Fremont is Hwy. 88, which is likely how you arrived in town. Toughnut is toward the Tombstone hills.

Even Safford Street holds some interesting Attractions. You’ll find some of these sights in the pictures of Tombstone Arizona – as we’re describing – here below.

Historic figures who lived in Tombstone add further interesting character to the town. One of these is Allen English. He used a lot of flowery rhetorical embellishment in his legal arguments. That certainly added to his reputation in town, as well as in the state of Arizona! His family history is here>

Jack Crabtree is another 1800s Tombstone local, who earned a historic reputation because of possibly fathering a child out of wedlock. Wyatt Earp returned to Tombstone when he was 77 years of age to testify about Crabtree’s relationship with his common-law wife and their child.

The issue related to an inheritance which this child claimed. The property in Tombstone is privately owned. It went under some renovation – as you can see when this photo was taken. But now it’s up for sale! Looks like a possible historic Wyatt-related biz opportunity there!! Any takers out there??

Jack Crabtree building, Tombstone AZ
Jack Crabtree’s Livery on Fremont St.

Related Area Pictures of Tombstone Arizona

Historical Tombstone intertwined with surrounding areas within Cochise County. The various mines and mining support towns located nearby closely interrelated with the people and interests of Tombstone.

The Earp brothers and the Cochise County Cow-boys regularly rode throughout these areas on horseback. Ranchers lived in these outlying areas. Some stagecoaches had regular routes among these towns and villages.

Fairbank Railway Station 1900
Fairbank Railway Station in 1900

Some now are considered Ghost Towns!  Like the town of Fairbank Arizona. If you go there and take the trail, you can still see the remnants of the old train station that’s pictured in the photo above. The following Tombstone pictures relate to these areas.

Galeyville – Hangout of Ringo & Curley Bill becoming a Ghost Town. From the Tombstone Epitaph of Sat., Sept. 16, 1882 – Pg. 3

What is Arizona Known For? 

Sunrises – Sunsets – Scenery

And so much more!

The Dragoon Mountains played a lot into the history of Tombstone AZ. They’re a very picturesque area that can be seen from town. One specific spot you can try to pick out is called Sheeps-Head Rock. See if you can spot it!

When you come to town – get a really great photo of Sheeps-Head Rock. Then please would you contribute it to our visitor photo page – Right Here>

We’d love to see it!

Dragoon Mountains, Cochise County Arizona
Dragoon Mountains, Sheeps-Head Rock – Viewed from Fourth St., Tombstone
Tombstone Arizona sunrise
Jaw-dropping Sunrise on February 1, 2018 – Taken from our front deck.

What Around Town Activities Are There?

Visitors enjoying different activities. While roaming town, as the sun gets low in the sky – you may see some of the local wildlife! Have your camera ready in case you get some fabulous pictures of Tombstone Arizona Coues deer (they’re a type of miniature white-tail deer), or maybe even a javelina family!

Please don’t feed them – it’s actually illegal to do that. Plus it encourages them to do damage to local yards and gardens. They are wild animals, remember. And javelina especially can be dangerous.

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Contribute Your Own Tombstone Pictures

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