Arizona Ghost Town Museum

Arizona ghost town street view
Off Market
  • $1,100,000
  • Location:
  • Beds: 1
  • Baths: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Sq Ft: 3882
  • Lot Sq Ft: 20,925
  • Acres: .48

A RARE opportunity to own your own Arizona Ghost Town Museum! Step back in time to the turn of the century Wild West Ghost Town of Pearce Arizona.

Located in southeastern Arizona, Pearce is the gateway to the famed Cochise Stronghold in the majestic and sacred Dragoon mountains. Pearce was named after James Pearce, miner and cattleman, who discovered gold nearby at what became the Commonwealth Mine in 1894.

Original Mercantile

Front view of Arizona Ghost Town Store

Opened in 1896, the Soto Bros. and Renaud Store was in competition with a mercantile run by John G. Smith. Renaud became the sole owner of the store in 1901, successfully operating the store until it sold to Albert Rothe. The two-story adobe structure was built with cedar and redwood beams. The cast metal facade was added to the front of the building by Charles Renaud. It is one of the largest adobe structures in Cochise County. 

Today, The Old Pearce Mercantile is a jewel in the high desert. This pristine, ”One of a Kind” property, registered in the National Register of Historic Places, has been extensively renovated inside and out, returning it to its original glory along with modern-day conveniences.

Following careful planning to preserve it’s integrity, using materials to match the period, the restoration was completed in 2019 by local artisans recognized for meticulous, detailed, old-world craftsmanship. The treasure trove of antiques that convey with the sale of The Old Pearce Store, as it is known, offers a glimpse into what was a fascinating era that has long captivated the imaginations of American western history enthusiasts.

Many artistically displayed vignettes evidence the owner’s dedication to The Old Pearce Stores restoration. Some examples are the vestibule, which features a booth with a teller window brought over the Dragoon Mountains from the post office in Tombstone! Metalwork from the original bank teller window now hangs displayed on the wall at the rear of the store which housed a Wells Fargo Bank. Another clever display is an antique “out-house” seat, hung on the wall outside the courtyard water closet!

collectables display at the arizona ghost town museum
collectables display at the arizona ghost town museum general store
collectables display at the arizona ghost town museum store

The exterior courtyard leads to a working blacksmith shop, multiple storage areas, buggy garages, and ramada. Quaint living quarters in the rear of the store are expertly furnished with period pieces and fixtures. All entries and bathrooms are designed for easy accessibility. Newly installed iron fencing, gates, and a brick courtyard define the outdoor living spaces. You’ll enjoy the high desert climate relaxing out back on the new private bricked patio accessible off the living room. Master crafted ironwork encloses the north patio off the Pearce Road entryway to the living quarters.

The possibilities for this property are endless: home, business, museum, event location (wedding venue), or even wine tasting room and store.

The Willcox Bench produces three-quarters of the state’s wine grapes.

Nick-named “The New Napa”, there are currently more than 15 vineyards and award-winning wineries, dozens of small “boutique” vineyards, and numerous tasting rooms in the Willcox American Viticultural Area (AVA). Come to AZ wine country, escape the city and live the good life! Wide-open spaces with clear, dark skies and comfortable temperatures year-round make for excellent star-gazing and a relaxing lifestyle.


Additional nearby 10 acres, perfect for grapevines, are available for purchase with this sale.

Map of acreage available with the arizona ghost town store.

A bit of the History of Pearce

The Pearce Post Office was established on March 6, 1896. The railroad station opened in 1903. By 1919, Pearce had a population of 1,500. The town declined in the 1930s and became almost a ghost town in the late 1940s when the mine closed. There are a few residents today, a pottery, a curio shop as well as the Pearce Elementary School that has educated area children since 1912.

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Price: $1,100,000
Address:905 Ghost Town Trail
Zip Code:85625
Year Built:1895
Square Feet:3882
Lot Square Feet:20,925
Bathrooms:2 Full, 1 Half

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