Advertise wit the Tombstone Epitaph ® Newspaper Museum

The Tombstone Epitaph ® Newspaper has been delivering quality advertising value to Old West merchants for 137 years. We help our partners reach a targeted audience at a very competitive rate, and we are confident that the Tombstone Epitaph is the right place to promote your Old West product or service. Get your message to those who love the Old West!

  • The Tombstone Epitaph Is Unique: Founded in Tombstone on May 1, 1880, it is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Arizona. Now a national monthly devoted to Old West history, The Epitaph covered the O.K. Corral gunfight and its participants – the Earp brothers, Doc Holliday, the Clantons and the McLaurys.
  • Name Recognition: The Tombstone Epitaph is the West’s most famous newspaper.
  • Distribution: 6,000 copies monthly with an estimated pass-along readership of 34,000. Many of our enthusiastic readers share The Epitaph with family members, friends, and co-workers – anyone who loves the Old West.
  • Wide Geographic Coverage: The Epitaph reaches a national Old West audience from Burbank to Bar Harbor and everywhere in between. It also circulates internationally.
  • A Western Mix: Articles on western history and culture and monthly features on frontier cooking, western travel, homemaking and humor…from some of the best writers and researchers in the Old West community.


I've been teaching and writing the colorful history of Arizona and the Old West for more than 40 years. Much of the knowledge I've acquired on the subject comes from the papers of the legendary Tombstone Epitaph ®. Every issue is chock-full of useful information for everyone from the serious researcher to the novice."
- Marshall Trimble, Arizona State Historian
The Tombstone Epitaph ®, the oldest newspaper still around, is still around because it is the best historical publication anywhere, publishing only western history.
- Ben Traywick, Tombstone City Historian

To find out how The Tombstone Epitaph can deliver your advertising message to a targeted Old West audience, contact us by phone at (520) 457-2211 or by email at (or feel free to reach out to the editor directly at

Advertising Rates and Information

Advertising Rates:

Format Size 1 Time 2-5 Times 6+ Times
Full Page (Inside Back Page) 10.25" x 15.5" $275 $261 $248
Full Page (Inside Page) 10.25" x 15.5" $250 $238 $225
Half Page (Horizontal) 10.25" x 7.5" $125 $119 $113
Half Page (Vertical) 5.0" x 15.5" $125 $119 $113
Quarter Page 5.0" x 7.5" $75 $71 $68
Miscellaneous Sizes (Cost / Column Inch) 2.375" x 1.0" $15 $15 $15
Business Card Size 3.5" x 2.0" $30 $30 $30
Column Widths: 1 = 2.4", 2 = 5.125", 3 = 7.62", 4 =10.25"

Frequency: The Tombstone Epitaph is published monthly.

Advertising Design: Ads must be print ready in black and white and in the sizes specified above. The preferred digital format is PDF. Ad design is available on a limited basis at $50 per hour. Advertisers are responsible for final proof.

Advertising Deadlines: First day of the month preceding the publication month.

Payment Terms: Prepayment required unless prior arrangements are made. Acceptable payment methods are check or money order. Full payment for multiple insertions must be received prior to publication deadline.

Payment Address: The Tombstone Epitaph
P.O. Box 1880
Tombstone, AZ 85638-1880.

Tear Sheets: Two copies per ad per insertion.

Placing An Ad: Contact or (520) 457-2211.

Getting Acquainted Bonus Special: To help us get acquainted, all advertisers will get a link from The Tombstone Epitaph website ( to their own website for the term of the advertising period, no matter what size ad or number of insertions purchased!