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Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park, Tombstone

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Visit Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park for a glimpse into the history of the Old West in this historic silver mining town. The two-story brick structure that looks like a Roman cross was once Cochise County's jail, and included courtrooms and offices for the sheriff, treasurer, and board of supervisors. Built in 1882, it now houses exhibits that describe life for the miners, cattlemen, and pioneers who built Tombstone. Exhibits include a tax license for the operation of a brothel, a replica of the original gallows that stood in the courthouse courtyard, and many examples of firearms owned and used by the pioneers during the mining boom. The site offers numerous shaded picnic areas. Make Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park a centerpiece of your Tombstone vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Tombstone holiday planner.
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  • The courthouse is a must-see if you visit Tombstone. A grand 1882 edifice which must have been very costly in the day and still looks great. Interiors feature complete vintage offices and courtroom, w...  more »
  • We went to the old courthouse building. Beautiful spiral staircase, information everywhere on this public building, preserved courtroom, and relics from the area were really interesting. The old gallo...  more »
  • Building was closed when we went by, but the building was exceptional and in original condition. I wish we would have been able to go in to check out the inside of the building. Recommend if you get a...  more »
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  • This town is such a throwback to the history of the west. Very educational and fun. Plan to visit all the historical buildings and enjoy shopping too. Have fun with the shootout! Don't forget to check out Boot Hill. Admission is just a donation to help pay for upkeep.
  • Interesting museum in a very old courthouse in a very interesting, borderline ghost town... it's a must-stop if you visit Tombstone.
  • Impressive display of History. Place its interesting and brings you back to past time, great adventure and experience for American Arizona History!
  • They have a gallows! That's where they hung prisoners sentenced to death in the wild west. Check out the courthouse and see the history in person.
  • Very cool museum you will see a lot of neat stuff its for sure worth the money.