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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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  • Amazing collection of artifacts, photos, reconstruction of period rooms, . . . all of which provide a wonderful overview of the history of Tombstone, its settlement, development, and major events. I'm...  more »
  • Even if you hate visiting museums, this is a "must see" place when you visit Tombstone. It provides a level of authenticity to all the touristy aspects of the history of the town. 
  • An amazing visit to walk in the place where the western badmen walked,a place full of history and myth,a chance to stand on Freemont Street, site of the gunfight at the OK corral 
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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.