Tour Calendar

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.

2018 Tour Dates
Tours begin 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, Mountain Time*
only on the dates listed below.

April 7 & 8

May 12 & 13
June 9 & 10
July 14 & 15
August 11 & 12
September 8 & 9
October 13 & 14
November 10 & 11
December 8 & 9

Shakespeare will close, for a brief period, after the morning tour and reopen prior to the 2 pm tour.
  • Please read Important Tour Information, below, prior to your arrival.


  • Regular Monthly Tour Admission $4.00 Adult - $3.00 Ages 6 Through 12.
  • Reservations or pre-purchased tickets are not required for admission to Shakespeare. Just arrive at the gate and you'll be able to join a tour on the tour dates and times listed above.
  • Call, 575.542.9034 prior to departing your current locations to confirm a tour date/time in the event there are severe weather issues or unavoidable tour cancellations. 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.

Important Tour Information!

  • We are no longer able to provide private tours.
  • All public tours are strictly scheduled and are only conducted  on the specific dates listed above. We are not open on any other day and no other tour dates are available.
  • Unescorted, unscheduled, drop-in or walk-thru tours are not available. There are safety and liability concerns when you do not have an escort. There is an abundance of rattle snakes, animals and mine borings that can cause you injury or death. The 2015 & 2016 5.0+ Earthquakes in this area caused structural damage to at least 2 buildings. They may be closed due to safety concerns.
  • Unauthorized entrance to the town is not permitted. Trespassing is a criminal offense and will be enforced.
  • We have docents that will provide our regular Monthly Tours on the dates listed above.
  • However, to lessen the disappointment of being unable to see an original ghost town, there is a near-by Ghost Town at Exit 3 on I-10 West near the Arizona Border, Steins Ghost Town. Steins Ghost Town is open by advance appointment only, and may have a date suitable for your visit. Steins can also be seen as you leave the Interstate at the Steins Exit 3. Call Melissa at 602-821-8495, or visit Steins Ghost Town web site for additional information.

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