The Tombstone Epitaph ® Newspaper and Museum


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The Tombstone Epitaph

Since 1880, when The Tombstone Epitaph ® first reported on Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral ®, The Epitaph has been a leading voice documenting the rich history of the American West. Today, The Tombstone Epitaph National Edition brings you monthly stories of outlaws and lawmen, soldiers and Indians, ranchers and townspeople...of inventions, intrigues, frontier cookery, Western humor, and Western travel. A fabulous gift for the Old West enthusiast and a souvenir of Tombstone that lasts all year.

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Visit The Epitaph Museum

The Tombstone Epitaph
  • Explore the 1880s museum of Arizona's oldest continuously published newspaper. Located on Fifth Street between Allen and Fremont Streets behind the Crystal Palace Saloon. FREE ADMISSION!
  • Read the original 1881 reports of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Receive a reprint of the 1881 Epitaph with the original Gunfight reports as part of your O.K. Corral admission ticket.
  • Learn how Epitaph editor, John Clum, captured the Apache warrior Geronimo and why he hired the Earps to defend Tombstone.
  • Watch how The Epitaph was printed in the 1880s on the original Washington hand press. In the back shop, see composing stones, linotype machines, type cases, and interpretive displays that chronicle The Epitaph's "hot metal" days.