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Bird Cage Theatre, Tombstone

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Originally built in 1881 as a theater, saloon, gambling parlor, and brothel, Bird Cage Theatre features original decor, including 120 bullet holes in the walls. Here you can visit rooms that have been untouched for over 100 years, and be in the same bedroom where Wyatt Earp stayed. See the infamous bird cages suspended on the wall just below the ceiling, where ladies of the night entertained their clients. In 1882, The New York Times called it "the wildest, wickedest night spot between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast." Ask the staff for a ghost tour. Using our world travel planner, Tombstone attractions like Bird Cage Theatre can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Bird Cage Theatre reviews

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  • Unfortunately we had high expectations for this tour. We had heard the theatre was haunted and had some great history which we love. Much to my surprise, it was mostly about the experiences that... 
    Unfortunately we had high expectations for this tour. We had heard the theatre was haunted and had some great history which we love. Much to my surprise, it was mostly about the experiences that...  more »
  • I did the evening ghost tour onsite here, so much history in the building and such a great story in general of the building over the years, the evening ghost tour is the icing on the cake well worth.....  more
    I did the evening ghost tour onsite here, so much history in the building and such a great story in general of the building over the years, the evening ghost tour is the icing on the cake well worth.....  more »
  • Really enjoyed the buildings architecture and artifacts displayed! So many details and things to read. Really loved the cage crib compartments. 
    Really enjoyed the buildings architecture and artifacts displayed! So many details and things to read. Really loved the cage crib compartments.  more »
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  • Always a fun experience. Took my daughters on the ghost tour they had a great time. They also have the self guided tour that is cheaper but we enjoyed learning all about the birdcage and tombstone. So much history. Staff is very friendly. Trish knows so much of the history and it is always great to hear everything. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
  • This was a fun tour! The tours are an hour and a half long, including the 30 minutes darkness time to 'welcome the ghosts to make their presence known'. Our guide, Karen, was knowledgeable, humorous and a delight. Highly recommend this tour. The history of the Bird Cage is interesting and you'll even see evidence of some of the lawlessness from history (1880's bullet slugs in walls and the bar).
  • I did a ghost tour here with my kids during the summer. It was a very cool experience! The guide was awesome, the stories, seeing genuine artifacts was great and we had some experiences during the lights out session. Definitely a must try if you're in Tombstone.
  • We did not do the ghost tour due to time, wish we could have though. The cowboy working there gave us a detailed history of the building and we purchased some souvenirs. This is one of the original buildings that survived the fire and earthquake. As soon as you walk in you can feel how old it is.
  • A must visit site when in Tombstone, AZ. The museum is $15 per adult, but well worth the cost. There is lots to see inside and very informative descriptions of what you are seeing. This is a self guided tour, so take your time and take plenty of photos. This is the place where Doc Holliday and Johnny Ringo had their famous "duel" by the Faro table. The Faro table is still here.

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