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.

  2021 Tour Dates

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

Jan 9 & 10
Feb 13  & 14
Mar 13 & 14
Apr 10 & 11
May 8 & 9
Jun 12 & 13
Jul 10 & 11
Aug 14 & 15
Sept 11 & 12
Oct 9 & 10
Nov 13 & 14
Dec 11 & 12

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 $5.00 Adult - $3.00 Ages 6 Through 12.
  • Private 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 time and if a tour guide is available.
  • Reservations or pre-purchased tickets for the scheduled Regular Monthly Tours 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.
  • 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

Important Tour Information!

  • Private 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 time and if a tour guide is available. 
  • We have docents that will provide our regular Monthly Tours on the dates listed above.
  • If we are unable to schedule a daily tour for you; there is a near-by Ghost Town at Exit 3 on I-10, West of Lordsburg, 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 Steins Exit 3. Call Melissa at 602-821-8495, or visit Steins Ghost Town web site for additional information.

A reminder to the people who attempt to visit Shakespeare on days that are non-tour days or you do not have a scheduled  appointment
  • Unescorted, unscheduled, drop-in or walk-thru visits are not available and 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 least 2 buildings in the town and may be closed during tour and non-tour days. The damaged buildings may look safe, but they are not.
  • 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.
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