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Unlike many ranches in Arizona, the San Bernardino had a natural supply of water from Yaqui river drainage and artesian wells. These springs saved the Slaughter ranch during the severe droughts of 1892 and 1893 when many cattlemen went under.

Slaughter Ranch Museum


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A National Historic Landmark, the Slaughter Ranch Museum was once the San Bernardino Ranch, belonging to John H. Slaughter, Cochise County Sheriff from 1887 to 1890. After numerous years, and a change in ownership, the ranch has been restored along with several outbuildings.

Visitors can glimpse the life of a turn-of-the-century cattle baron as they view the house, wash house, icehouse, granary and commissary. Bring a picnic lunch with you when you visit the Slaughter Ranch. There are many shade trees overlooking the one-acre House Pond which provides an ideal spot for lunch, as well as a good spot for viewing the birds attracted by the aquatic habitat.

Slaughter Ranch Museum
6153 Geronimo Trail
Douglas, AZ 85607

Phone: (520) 678-7935

Hours Of Operation:
Wednesday to Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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