Tickets

Tickets for any of the tours I lead can be purchased online at the Goodenough Silver Mine website. You can also get more information about the the tours, or purchase tickets, by calling (520) 457-3333. Of course, if you are in Tombstone for a visit you can always drop by the mine or trolley depot to ask questions; any of our staff will be glad to help you.

About the Ghost Tour

Parson George, the ghost tour guide
Parson George, the Tombstone After Dark ghost tour guide.

Tombstone After Dark is a one-hour ghost tour that departs from the Goodenough Mine entrance. I meet the group about 15 minutes before the tour begins and take care of various administrative matters, like checking tickets. I also share some stories about parts of Tombstone that are not included on the tour. At the starting time, I move the group to the portal stope (“entry room”) of the Goodenough Mine where I share some stories about the spirits that haunt the Tombstone mining district. I then lead the group to the trolley where we begin our motorized tour through Tombstone, which includes the Haunted Buford House, Boothill Graveyard, and the Allen Street Cemetery. Along the way, I tell stories about the paranormal activity experienced here and share photos that have been sent to me by our guests over the years. The highlight of the tour is an old-fashioned campfire ghost story I wrote about Poor, Ol’ Millie. The photographs, stories, and locations found on this web site are similar to my tour, but there are plenty of ghost stories around Tombstone so I have not posted anything on this page that is also used on the tour.

The tour runs year-round, but only on Friday and Saturday nights. The tour starts near dusk so the time is adjusted for the season. It is best to call ahead to find out what time the tour will start on the weekend you are visiting. Also, the tour normally sells out so I recommend that you purchase your tickets early to guarantee a seat on the trolley.

Tickets for the Tombstone After Dark ghost tour are $20 per seat. We do not offer discounts for children or other populations. If you have a small child who can sit on your lap during the tour then you will not need a ticket for that child. The trolley is completely enclosed so we do not cancel due to inclement weather.

About the Trolley Tour

Starting a Goodenough Mine trolley tour.
Here I am about to board the Goodenough Mine trolley to start a tour.

I am proud to drive the Goodenough Mine trolley and lead tours around the Tombstone mining district. Our tour is about 45 minutes long and covers all of the major historical sites in Tombstone. I also discuss mining and show my guests mining operation sites like an overburden pile (often called a mine “dump”), several air shafts, and an ore loading chute. My tour includes two amazing overlooks that are perfect for photographs, the Dragoon Mountains and the city of Tombstone. We drive by both cemeteries and try to sneak a peek at the Schieffelin Monument (though it is pretty hard to see in the distance). You will not find a better or more thorough tour to complement your trip to Tombstone.

Tours start on the half-hour year-round. The first tour begins at 11:30 AM and the last tour rolls out at 4:30 PM, but those times may be extended a bit during especially heavy days. Tickets are $20 per seat. We do not offer discounts for children or other populations. If you have a small child who can sit on your lap during the tour then you will not need a ticket for that child. The trolley is completely enclosed so we do not cancel due to inclement weather.

For information about the tour, or to purchase a ticket, visit the Goodenough Mine ticket shop while you are in Tombstone. If you are planning a future trip to Tombstone, call for information or tour reservations: (520) 457-3333. Of course, you can also contact me and I’ll be glad to help.

For information about the tour, or to purchase a ticket, visit the Goodenough Mine ticket shop while you are in Tombstone. If you are planning a future trip to Tombstone, call for information or tour reservations: (520) 457-3333. Of course, you can also contact me and I’ll be glad to help.

About the Mine Tour

Leading a mine tour.
Here I am leading a tour in the Goodenough Mine.

One of my favorite jobs is to lead tours into the Goodenough Mine. Our tour is about 55 minutes long and goes 100 feet down into the mine where I discuss how miners earned their $4/day. The tour starts with the story of how Tombstone got its name (since that is related to our mining), goes past the “Discovery Hole” where the Goodenough mine was started, and down 60 steps to the mine’s first level. Guests see the silver chloride that was left behind, but also several other metals and minerals that were once mined here. We walk through many different stopes (rooms) and drifts (tunnels) over about a quarter-mile route in the mine. This is a unique tour that is unmatched anywhere in the United States. If you are at all curious about how silver was mined in the 1880’s, then this is the tour for you.

Tours start on the hour year-round. The first tour begins at 11:00 AM and the last tour rolls out at 4:00 PM, but those times may be extended a bit during especially heavy days. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for military and seniors, $5 for children 8-10 years old, and free for children under 8. The mine has a constant temperature of 68 degrees and 5% humidity so we do not cancel due to inclement weather, though it may be a bit wet or cold getting into the mine from the ticket office!

For information about the tour, or to purchase a ticket, visit the Goodenough Mine ticket office while you are in Tombstone. If you are planning a future trip to Tombstone, call for information or tour reservations: (520) 457-3333. Of course, you can also contact me and I’ll be glad to help.

About Your Guide

My name is George Self and I have led both walking and motorized ghost tours in Tombstone since early 2009 (one of my favorite jokes is to tell my guests that they are taking a self-guided tour). In 2019 I began working with the Goodenough Mine company where I added mine and trolley tours to my menagerie. I’ve spent many hours studying Tombstone’s mining, history, and paranormal activity so I can present the best possible tour for our guests.

As far as my personal life, I retired from the United States Army in 1999 and then retired from Cochise College in 2019. Leading tours in Tombstone is my third career and I think that I’ve finally found my niche. My wife and I share our home with five cocker spaniels, though they are pretty much in charge of everything and only tolerate us since we feed them.

Because I lead mine, trolley, and ghost tours, I am found about anywhere on the Goodenough property or “hawking” on Allen Street. I enjoy chatting with guests who are visiting Tombstone so please say “Hi” if you happen to see me when you visit the town.

About the Site Logo

The site logo is a photo of sedimentary rock found in the Goodenough Mine. This was taken in a stope named “The Valley” that was formed hundreds of thousands of years ago when this area was the bottom of a shallow sea. This is the same type of rock formation that is found at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The word “Tombstone” is set in an old-timey font using a color that is reminiscent of the chrysocolla mineral that is common throughout the mine. Finally, the word “Silver” is set in a silvery color and uses a font that is intended to be as fun as our tour.