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Doc Holliday Collection.

Doc Holliday Collection

Field review by the editors.

Glenwood Springs, Colorado

John Henry "Doc" Holliday didn't leave much behind when he died, broke, on November 8, 1887, age 36 -- so the collection of relics devoted to his life only fills one room.

Still, there are a few highlights, such as his whiskey flask, his cigar clipper, his pocket watch, and what may be his last photograph.

There's also the "notorious derringer" purportedly given to him by his sweetheart, Big Nose Kate. For atmosphere and context, there's also a card table (Holliday loved to gamble at cards) and the corset and garters of a brothel madam from Tombstone, site of Holliday's legendary shootout outside the O.K. Corral.

The collection, which opened in August 2017, is in the spot where Holliday died of tuberculosis at the Hotel Glenwood, which burned down in 1945. Holliday's last words, commenting on the irony of a gunslinger dying in a hotel bed, were, "This is funny."

Doc Holliday Collection


732 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO
Bullock's. Downtown, on the northeast corner of 8th St. and Grand Ave. Museum is on the lower level.
Daily 10-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $5.
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