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Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park

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Address: 223 East Toughnut Street, Tombstone, AZ 85638
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+1 520-457-3311
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Well worth a visit if you're in the area. The exhibits are on two levels plus the gallows outside & show a variety of exhibits & photographs from the Victorian era onwards. There... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit if you're in the area. The exhibits are on two levels plus the gallows outside & show a variety of exhibits & photographs from the Victorian era onwards. There is a small gift shop & plenty of parking nearby. it's both educational & entertaining.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The courthouse is nicely preserved, but the exhibits are kind of a hodgepodge. The best is the newest on the gunfight between the Earp's and the Cowboys. Regarding other exhibits, would have liked more background on the various items and pictures of residents of Tombstone. Even the County Attorney exhibit, it says almost nothing about what he did during his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This old courthouse had great articles about Wyatt Earp and the fight at the OK Corral. The book store was the best. It had wonderful books on the Earp's, Doc Holiday, and etc. Worth the visit. This was an original Earp era building. The back yard had a gallow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm embarrassed to admit that we've been to Tombstone at least a dozen times, and somehow always ran out of time, and did not visit this magnificent Courthouse. Yesterday (2/16) we made it our first stop. We love Museums of any kind, and usually spend hours looking at things and reading about them. This was no different. We were there... More 

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Rego Park, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This nicely preserved courthouse has been well-restored. Would that the interior had exhibits that were a little more interesting than pictures on walls. The courtroom on the second floor has a beautiful ambiance, and gives you a full flavor of Wild West justice. The other rooms have less interest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful, historical courthouse building. Definitely something to see if you plan to visit Tombstone. Lots of history on the town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This courthouse has been beautifully maintained and restored. A good place to get the town flavor and history. Formally the county seat, it is where the Earp trial took place for the OK Corral murders. Plan on spending a couple of hours if you like to read the display signage and plaques.

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Tombstone, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Tombstone Court is a 1st must see to learn about the Earps, ,Clantons and McLauries. A good way to begin the history surrounding "The Little Town that won't Die." From the courthouse be sure to visit the Western Heritage Museum and the Gunfighter Hall of Fame. All are great! There's more to Tombstone than just the town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lot's of photo's and displays of the history of the town and county. There used to be hangings on the property and the replica of the platform is on display in the courtyard.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tombstone is not just the OK Corral, the gun fight and Boot Hill. This museum and state park reveals the history of the area and is a welcome change from the more commercial attractions.

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