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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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OK Courthouse

If you are a real history buff you will find the courthouse interesting, definitely worth the time and the modest entrance fee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Concord, New Hampshire
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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

If you are a real history buff you will find the courthouse interesting, definitely worth the time and the modest entrance fee.

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Carolina Beach, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The Tombstone Courthouse is a state park and well planned out with lots of interesting displays. They have a video in the upper courtroom which was quite interesting to view and understand some of the issues faced by the settlers in the area. Lots of interesting things to read, muse upon and help one imagine how it must have been... More 

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Hales Corners, Wisconsin
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I have to wonder who approved the sheet metal downspouts on this landmark. The town is a tourist trap. Don't hope for historic accuracy and you will be ok.

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Harley
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This was a great opportunity to see the real history of Tombstone - it's not all about the OK Corral after all! $5 entrance fee.

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Osage Beach, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Tombstone is a place you have to visit, but the town itself is a Tourist Trap. This museum was OK at best. Cost was $5/person, which is OK, but would I revisit-NO. It is an old courthouse, so to visit the 2nd floor requires climbing a long, winding, wide staircase. Overall, I should have stayed at the Crystal Palace Saloon... More 

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OLYMPIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Although this is undoubtedly one of the smallest historical parks I have ever visited, it is filled with interesting displays of history. The old court room has been restored and displays the dignity that denizens of the west attempted to bring to law. There is a section devoted to the history of the fight at the O.K. Corral as well... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Tombstone Courthouse is an Arizona State Park. This well maintained museum portrays Tombstones glory years as a silver mining boomtown and the Cochise County seat. Displays highlight the lives of the miners, cattlemen and pioneers. The rough and tumble lifestyle of the early west is chronicled from how they made their livings off the land or in the bars... More 

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Kent, New York, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I did not find it to be overwhelming great for the price. Never the less, my husband was excited to see it for the fame it has.

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Better than the average small town local museum with sections devoted to the mining industry, cattle ranching and of course, the shootout at the OK Corral as well as other historical facts and memorabilia from Tombstone's past. The courtroom has been restored to its late 18th / early 19th century appearance and their is a reproduction of the sherrif's office... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Was reasonably price and filled with lots of interesting history about the old west. The gift shop was a little too expensive for some of the items.

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