Shakespeare Things to Do
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Shakespeare is a ghost town in southwest New Mexico near Lordsburg. It is not far from Interstate 10. It was established in the mid-1800s on the stage and emigrant route west. It grew rapidly around 1870 due to a silver strike and a swindle involving diamonds. The town was pretty lawless and had no church, no newspaper and no local law except the occasional vigilantes.
Shakespeare has eight buildings you can walk through and several more places to see from the outside. There is an extensive collection of western memorabilia on display here. There are tours at 10 AM and 2 PM on the second Saturday and Sunday of the month, and some special reenactments during the summer. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children for general admission and $5 for adults and $4 for children for the reenactments.
Unfortunately, I was not aware of the hours when I stopped by there and it was closed. I will return one day soon and make a more extensive page.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Arts and Culture
- Family Travel