Tour Information!

  • The guided tour of the buildings takes about  1 1/2 hours. Visitors may then walk the marked trails to see other foundations, stage coach trail  and spring water well. Visitors may climb the small hill to view the town as a whole and see the mines to the south. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Tours are now available daily. Admission $7.00 Adult - $3.00 Ages 6 Through 12.  You may call us from the Shakespeare Gate or as you're nearing Lordsburg. Call 575.542.9034 to schedule a tour. 
A reminder to the people who visit Shakespeare on days you do not have a scheduled Tour.
  • Unescorted and unscheduled, visits are not permitted. Schedule a possible daily tour prior to your arrival. The fenced boundaries of the town are separate from the thousands of fenced acres of cattle range around the town but is still a part of the Shakespeare property. There are safety and liability concerns when you do not have an escort within all of the property boundaries. There is an abundance of rattle snakes, animals, mine borings and shafts that can cause you injury or death. There is also the current danger of drug mules walking from the Southern Border into the Lordsburg area. You do not want to come across or stop any person walking on the range.
  • The 2015 & 2016 5.0+ Earthquakes in this area caused structural damage to at 2 buildings in the town and may be partially or completely closed during a tour. The damaged buildings may look safe, but they are not, and are slowly undergoing repairs as funds become available.
  • This post serves as a warning that any type of injury or death is your responsibility and the responsibility of your heirs, not the owner or Foundation of Shakespeare. If you are injured there is no one that will hear your calls for help or come to your assistance.  You will probably die there.
  • Unauthorized entrance to the town and surrounding land is not permitted. Trespassing is a criminal offense and will be enforced.  Unauthorized removal or destruction of historic items or property will be charged to the fullest extent of many Federal and State laws protecting a National Historic Site.

Due to very dry weather conditions during certain times of the year, there are very severe and deadly dust storms on Interstate 10 to and from the Arizona Border to Deming, NM., including the Lordsburg area, that has closed down or diverted traffic on that part of the Interstate.  Check NM Road conditions at

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