Tombstone Territorial Days
The Third Annual Tombstone Territorial Days, celebrating Arizona's Territorial history, is scheduled for September 16 & 17, 2017. Visit Tombstone Arizona and celebrate with us!
Join us in celebrating Arizona's Territorial History.
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Tombstone would not be here today if not for the people that came to settle here, prospect for silver and for the influence of the U.S. Army sending soldiers to establish Camp (and later Fort) Huachuca to protect those people. The local cemeteries are not only filled with cowboys and prospectors that fought over the resources here but also the Veterans of many wars, including the War Between the States(1861-1865), the Indian wars(fought in this area until the surrender of the great warrior Geronimo), and World War 1. The period of historic significance for Tombstone is 1879 to 1929. We embrace all facets of our history to tell the full tale of Tombstone.
On Friday September 15th we celebrate with “School Days”. An educational demonstration of historical talks and displays to be held on the football field for area school children. These include, but not limited to a mock school room, a sharing of children's games in which the students can participate, the clothes worn by adult and children, the history of the 5 flags that flew over Arizona as well as the influence of cavalry,artillery, medical and Buffalo soldier military history.
On Saturday September 16th We celebrate with an encampment at the football field with cannon and drill demonstrations in the morning and a skirmish after lunch. In addition to this volunteers will be speaking on topics related to our history that visitors can choose to listen to. In the evening the celebration will continue with a Grand Ball at Sheffelin Hall. Tickets and appropriate dress dress are required.
On Sunday September 17th A non-motorized parade will be held on Allen Street at 12:00a.m.. Participants should represent the 1860-1912 time period or earlier. Following the parade our visitors are encouraged to follow the baseball wagon back to the reenactment field for an old fashion baseball game. We suggest that you take a chair or blanket to sit on.
We are looking forward to an informative and fun time and are glad you have joined us for this celebration.