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Shakespeare Ghost Town, Lordsburg

#58 of 86 in Historic Sites in New Mexico
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  • There are many ghost towns scattered throughout the Southwest. But the experience at Shakespeare is truly unique! You call ahead (575-542-9034) to see if there is a private tour a....  more »
  • This is a national historical sight privately owned. Call Dave 575-542-9034 ahead of time or when nearby to be sure he is available to give a private tour for $7 person. Lasted about 75 minutes...  more »
  • A short drive from the interstate and a long trip back in time. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and generous with his time. Tours are more available now than they have been in the past - just call ahead. A relative on the family who owned the site since the 1930's, our guide had a personal interest and connection to the site's history. We went into multiple structures on site and enjoyed seeing many original furnishings and fixtures in their original locations. After seeing so much history up close, it's clear why a self guided tour isn't allowed. If you're a historical buildings nerd, or if you are interested in building methods in the desert Southwest, the tour will be worth it. The blacksmith shop was "new", but was a trove of traditional tools. The tour ended at the museum which was air conditioned and had clean, modern bathrooms. Shakespeare is 1/3 mining town, 1/3 stage line, and 1/3 family labor of love. It was certainly worth our time.
  • Preserving this town has been a labor of love. The town is privately owned by the family living in it. It was fascinating to hear the story of grandparents who purchased the land and stumbled on a turn and decided to save it. I highly recommend visiting. Call to arrange a tour. The small fee is worth it.

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