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Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park

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Address: 223 East Toughnut Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
Phone Number: +1 520-457-3311
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Horseback riding, Shopping
Description: Welcome to the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Built in 1882 in...
Welcome to the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. Built in 1882 in the shape of a Greek cross, this two-story Victorian structure once housed the offices of the Sheriff, Recorder, Treasurer, Board of Supervisors, Jail, and Courtrooms of Cochise County. Today this 12,000 sq.Ft. Courthouse is a museum filled with the glitter and guns of those who tamed the territory. The park includes a museum, exhibits, a gift shop, restrooms and shaded picnic areas. Our Gift Shop features a wide variety of books, postcards, t-shirts, collective coins, badges, coffee mugs, some handcrafted items and other souvenirs. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Cash. Museum is open daily from 9:00am- 5:00pm. Gift shop closes at 4:45pm. Stop in for an interesting tour and/or the perfect gift!
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A great way to get to know the History of the town

The museum is very reasonably priced and full of interesting information and artifacts. I would really recommend a visit whilst in Tombstone - do it before the gunfights etc... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Worcester, England, United Kingdom

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Spokane, WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was my first stop in Tombstone so I could learn about the history of the area. I was happy to find that it didn't feel like a tourist trap. The history presented was interesting but I was disappointed that there wasn't more to see considering the admission price was $10 for myself and a high school student ($5 a... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Small kids will find it boring as there's nothing to keep their attention. They really need hands on stuff for little ones (mine are 2-6).

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The museum is very reasonably priced and full of interesting information and artifacts. I would really recommend a visit whilst in Tombstone - do it before the gunfights etc, as it gives you the historically accurate versions of everything.

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Eagar, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place is awesome, been there 4 times and never get tried of it, its full of interesting history, so worth the 5.00 admission fee.

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Solana Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

You can feel the history. The Earps/Holliday trial was one of many legal proceeding that took place here. It even has the gallows from the 1800s.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

During my visit to Tombstone this was my first stop. Gives you a great perspective on the history of the town before you hit the other attractions. Was interesting to see the gallows in the back courtyard.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place to see history of one of the last surving boom towns in the old west. Worth the side trip if you are in Southern Arizona.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you are in tombstone then you must do the courthouse. Price is reasonable enough (think it was £14 for 2 adults and 2 kids) kids enjoyed the bell ringing and the gallows (which are not original)

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

only complaint is we thought it should be free, other than that its very informative and a nice tour

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

It's there.. I mean that's kind of the extent of it. Five dollars is a little steep just to walk around and see it. The court room is pretty neat. No guided tours, which might be worth paying for it. There's a gallows out back, but it's not the original.

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