The Rose Tree Inn Museum has the most amazing sight you will see. The Guinness Book of World Records confirms yearly that the world’s largest rosebush is located at the Rose Tree Inn Museum in Tombstone. The Lady Banksia rosebush covers nearly 8,600 square feet and looks more like a tree than a bush. It is quite impressive.
The plant’s beginning started with a cutting sent from Scotland in 1885, as a wedding gift. Since then the rose tree has filled the air with the fragrance of white blossoms. The best time to make a visit is during the spring when it is covered with blooms. Not only will visitors see this remarkable rose tree, but visitors will also tour a historic adobe home that has antiques and displays describing the town. The museum also has a large collection of locks that is unique.
The Rose Tree Inn Museum is open everyday from 9:00 to 5:00 pm, except on Christmas. The admission is $2.00 and children under 14 are free when accompanied by an adult.
You can get to the Rose Tree Inn Museum from U.S. 80 (from Benson or Bisbee) by turning south on Fourth Street and traveling down to the corner of Toughnut Street. The museum is at the corner of Fourth Street and Toughnut, at 116 South Fourth Street. If you would like more information on the park, call 520-457-3326.
The Rose Tree Inn Museum is a special place. This beautiful rosebush is living in the tough wild west town. It is a contrast you won’t want to miss.