The Tombstone Epitaph and its collection

The Tombstone Epitaph

The Tombstone Epitaph is a monthly publication based in Tombstone, Arizona. It is dedicated to covering the history and culture of the Old West. The newspaper was founded in January 1880, making it the oldest continually published newspaper in Arizona. This rich history makes it a significant part of the cultural heritage of the state.

Coverage of the Infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

The Tombstone Epitaph is renowned for its coverage of the infamous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in 1881. The newspaper continues to show interest in research related to Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and their outlaw adversaries, the Cochise County Cowboys. This focus on historical events and figures provides a unique perspective on the Old West.

Visiting The Epitaph Office and Museum

The Epitaph office, located in Tombstone's historical district, is open to visitors daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inside, visitors can watch a free video presentation about printing in the 1880s, view a Washington flat bed press used to print early issues of The Epitaph, and explore a large museum dedicated to the era of "hot metal" printing. The office also houses rare photographs and other early Tombstone newspapers. Visitors can learn about the life of John Philip Clum, the frontiersman who started The Epitaph.

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The Tombstone Epitaph
11 S. Fifth Street
AZ 85638 Tombstone

Visitor information The Tombstone Epitaph

Opening hours

10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00
10:00 – 16:00




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11 S. Fifth Street, Tombstone

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