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Rose Tree Museum and Books

Fourth, between Allen and Toughnut, Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3326
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Very Enjoyable

The tree and museum are not to be missed. The rose tree is one of a kind. Try to make it in April... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jimmy Z

this museum contains the worlds largest still growing rose bush. its original buds were brought... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
fred d
spring, tx
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Famous for having the world's largest rose bush, this former residence has been turned into a museum.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“full bloom” (9 reviews)
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Fourth, between Allen and Toughnut, Tombstone, AZ 85638
+1 520-457-3326
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tree and museum are not to be missed. The rose tree is one of a kind. Try to make it in April when its blooming if you can. But anytime of the year its still quite a sight. The modest museum is small but...More

Thank Jimmy Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this museum contains the worlds largest still growing rose bush. its original buds were brought here by capt. cook back in the early 1800's and it grows to this day. it is over 8000 sq feet and you can walk under it or stand on...More

Thank fred d
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to visit on a recent trip to Tombstone. Fee is $5.00 per person. There is a lot of history in this venue besides the tree. There is history on the Chinese presence and impact in early Tombstone, as well as other history. The tree...More

Thank Netwalker2k15
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is the kind of thing my husband knows about. Not sure where he learned of this rose bush -- Ripley? In any event he spotted it as we were about to leave Tombstone and in we went. It is very impressive this photo showing...More

Thank Loveacorona
Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Rose Tree Museum is a quiet, understated little gem set away from the hubbub of Allen Street and Toughnut Street. It is friendly and inviting and while the tree itself is undoubtedly the main attraction (rightly so!), the other exhibits are well worth a...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 21 September 2017

By far my favorite museum! I wish the rose tree had been in bloom but even though it was not, it was still very impressive! Wonderful exhibits, so much to see!

Thank marystewart2017
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I really love this museum. The owner is very kind and friendly. He is very knowledgeable and a fun person. The rose bush is amazing. I love this museum this is a must see. We had a great time

1  Thank Jill C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This is the largest rose tree in the world. Truly amazing, particularly when it is in bloom. The museum has some great historical items. The family came to Tombstone in 1879 in a covered wagon.

Thank TombstoneJay
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The Thai wife and I spent an hour exploring the historical exhibits here and marveling at the amazing rose bush, or tree really. It is lovely to sit under the tree and experience the coolness (compared to outside), there is almost a calmness about the...More

Thank BoganInParasite
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We happened to be staying in Tombstone and saw the story about the Rose Tree on CBS This Morning. The next day we found it. It was not in bloom, but very impressive none-the-less. We really enjoyed the stroll through the museum as well. Some...More

Thank Terri F
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Diane E
12 March 2017|
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Response from Jeanne N | Property representative |
The cost of the museum is $5 for adults, children under 14 are free as long as they are accompanied by an adult. The tree is currently in bloom, and the museum is open 9 am to 5 pm daily. The annual Rose Festival, April... More
24 August 2015|
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Response from brenirish | Reviewed this property |
We were there in March and it was in bloom.
4 June 2015|
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Response from brenirish | Reviewed this property |
As told to us on our visit. The young Mary missed her home so her parents sent her the rose tree as a comfort.