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. Take a look at our Tombstone trip itinerary tool to schedule your visit to Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • October 1, 2017
    Great historical place to see from where people were hung in the yard to the old courtroom upstairs. Great historical artifacts in every room!  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Grest place to see some history and learn about the natives in tombstone. Court house where wyat and other s were tried and the galley out back where the hangings took place really neat  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    A visit to Tombstone would not be complete without a visit to the old Courthouse. The courthouse houses many artifacts and gives a perspective on Tombstone in its day.  more »
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  • June 10, 2017
    Cool artifacts and the employees were dressed up in clothes that matched the time period the place was in use. Don't bring in your stroller. There isn't enough room when it's crowded. And don't forget to check out the gallows.
  • July 4, 2017
    This was a nice little town. Of course it has history, but the price gouging isn't so cool just to see dirt, wood and sites. I e been to many other towns like this with history and never saw such prices. Be prepared to open your wallet if you're a big family...
  • June 17, 2017
    Wonderful way to spend an afternoon. The history is well presented, and dialogue easily understood and informative. Well worth the visit.
  • June 1, 2017
    A must see tons of history very interesting staff very friendly and can answer questions gift shop has lots of nice things to pick from.
  • May 8, 2017
    Very neat to see lots of history. The building is beautiful but a bit creepy. The gallows are out back but are rebuilt.

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Tombstone may bill itself as the "Town Too Tough to Die," but there's nothing too tough about its accommodations. This frontier town offers a good selection of affordable inns and small motels providing every comfort of home in or near the historic central district. Most of the town's bed and breakfasts provide cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and access to a private swimming pool. For a more rustic "Wild West" experience, pitch a tent at one of Tombstone's campgrounds.
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