Slaughter Ranch waives admission charge

Visitors can now tour the grounds for free of the Slaughter Ranch Museum, where “Texas” John Slaughter lived and worked.

Slaughter, Cochise County’s first sheriff, built an adobe ranch house, ice house, wash house, granary, commissary and car shed. In 2013 Slaughter Ranch and Museum decided to waive its admission charge. The buildings on Slaughter’s original ranch were meticulously restored in the 1980s. The Johnson Historical Museum of the Southwest has maintained and preserved the ranch for visitors who want a sense of Cochise County’s Old West history.

Slaughter Ranch is part of Cochise County’s Old West and Ranching heritage and is located at 6153 Geronimo Trail, about 15 miles east of Douglas, Arizona. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays. Learn more about Slaughter Ranch Museum as well as about southern Arizona's heritage by visiting our Old West/Ranching webpage.