THE BIRD CAGE THEATRE
TOMBSTONE ARIZONA

Tombstone Arizona The Bird Cage Theatre

THE BIRD CAGE THEATRE
In Tombstone AZ, had its Grand Opening
On Dec 26 1881.
It gained a reputation as
one of the wickedest theaters between New Orleans and San Francisco.
The New York Times reported
"The Bird Cage Theater is the Wildest,
Wickedest Night Spot,
Between Basin Street and the Barbary Coast
"..
.
The Bird Cage Theater operated continuously,
24 hours a day,
365 days a year, for Eight Years, from 1881 to 1889. Legend
has it that 26 people were killed in The Bird Cage Theater during its
Reputed Years
as one of the Wildest and Meanest places in
Tombstone Arizona.
Over One Hundred and Forty bullet holes remain
in the building...


VIEW VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE BIRD CAGE THEATER.
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VISIT the
 BIRD CAGE THEATre

Address: Allen Street, Tombstone, AZ
Directions: I-10 exits 303, 304, or 306,
then south on  Hwy 80
for 23 miles. at the corner of Sixth ST,
Turn TO THE RIGHT,  
and continue for 1 block.
"Free parking" lots are located next to
the bird cage theatre


SELF GUIDED TOURS
Hours: Daily 9 am - 6 pm.
Phone:520-457-3421  
Admission: $10


NIGHTLY GHOST TOURS
HOURS: DAILY 6:15 PM - 8 PM.
(CALL TO VERIFY)
PHONE: 520-457-3421  
ADMISSION: $20



THE BIRD CAGE THEATER GHOST TOURS

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: Visitors and Employees of The Bird Cage Theater have reported seeing
the spirits of former Prostitutes and Men in Cowboy
Hats.
Some claim to have been
touched and pushed by unseen forces. At night, the sounds of laughter, yelling and music
have been heard, as though the parties of
"The Old West" were still raging...


GHOST TOURS: The tours start at 6:15 PM - Tickets are available daily
at The Bird Cage Theater, In the town of Tombstone, AZ.
Bring your Camera and a sense of adventure, to the
most Infamous Saloon in

"The Town that Never Dies"

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PROSPECTOR ED SCHIEFFELIN

In the summer of 1877 prospector
Ed Schieffelin was working the
hills east of the San Pedro River in the southeast portion of the
Arizona Territory, when
he came across a vein of very rich silver ore in a high plateau called Goose Flats. When
Schieffelin filed his mining claim he named it
"The Tombstone" after a warning given him by a passing soldier.
While telling the soldier about his rock collecting experiences, the soldier told him that the
only rock he was likely to collect among the waterless hills
and warring Apaches of the area, Would be his own "Tombstone".

Tombstone AZ Fire 1881 Photo


TOMBSTONE AZ FIRES 1881 - 1882

As a result of the relative
lack of water and quick wooden construction, Tombstone experienced
major fires in June 1881 and May 1882. The second fire was particularly
destructive and signaled the end of the classic old boomtown mining city. Since
Tombstone was in the desert, a company built a pipeline to supply
the town with water. No sooner was this pipeline built than Tombstone's
silver mines struck water. After the mid-1880s, when the silver mines had
been tapped out, the main pump failed, causing mines to flood with deep
groundwater, and Tombstone declined rapidly.

Tombstone AZ Black Moriah


THE BLACK MORIAH

Carried all but six of the Tombstone AZ residents to
Boothill Graveyard.
The hearse is trimmed in 24k gold and Sterling Silver and
was the first vehicle with curved glass. This is only one of the eight made
and can be seen on display in The Bird Cage Theater. It was said that
the Black Moriah, had "A Cowboy For Breakfast Everyday."
The Black Moriah is Valued by The Ford Museum at over
Two Million Dollars, It ran from 1881 to 1917.
The Nightly Ghost Tours are based in this area of
The Bird Cage Theater,
due to the High amount of Paranormal
Activity that may be connected to "The Black Moriah"
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THE BIRD CAGE THEATRE POLYPHON

The Famous Bird Cage Theater Polyphon on display, uses a large, long running
spring motor that is coin-operated. A Silver Dollar was used to play a Single
Revolution of the disc. The music is produced by a Double Comb melody and
Piccolo Section, mounted on a short bedplate, directly attached to the massive
sound board. The sound performance is Loud, Rich and Resonant. The Walnut
cabinet is in its original finish and shows some nicks and bumps from its earlier
days of use in The Bird Cage Theatre. Many of the
Original Disc's are Still Playable, We Have Chosen 15 to be Played on
The Bird Cage Theatre Polyphon and Recorded onto a CD.
Copies are Now available for a Limited Time Online, or in
The Bird Cage Theater.

$19.99 BUY NOW

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THE "BELLY UP" BAR

This is the Original "Belly Up" Bar, Hand Made out of
cherry wood, in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, And then shipped all the way
around the Horn of South America, on the "Star of India" and
dropped off in Guaymas Mexico, Where there was a
Wagon Train waiting, then it Continued the journey to
Tombstone Arizona, for the Grand Opening of
"The Bird Cage Theater"
on December 26th 1881. The Bird Cage Theater Belly Up Bar
is a Tombstone "Must See" Original Item.
Visit The Bird Cage Theater today.

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THE WESTS LONGEST PLAYED
POKER GAME

When you take "The Bird Cage Tour" or "The Ghost Tour"
you can explore the Basement, Where they had the West's
longest Poker Game, Lasting 8 years, 5 months and 3 days,
It Ran Non-Stop, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
The minimum Buy In was $1,000
to get into the game, Famous gamblers like BAT Masterson,
Diamond Jim Brady, Adolphus Busch, from Busch brewery and
George Randolph Hurst, Would meet 4 times a year to play
in this game.
Keep your Camera ready, Many Visitors to The Bird Cage have
seen and Photographed "ORBS"
in the Basement area.


MONTHLY CONTEST

We're Giving One Lucky Winner, A Bird Cage Theatre Exclusive Promtional Item from Our Gift Shop.
You Can Enter Once a Day!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.
Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and
D.C. Age 18 or older. Void in Alaska, Hawaii and where prohibited. Odds of winning
depend on number of entries received.
Current Sweepstakes ends
at 8:59 a.m. ET on SEPT 30, 2017.

ENTER DAILY FOR YOUR
CHANCE TO WIN
 


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