Tombstone Courthouse State Park located about 70 miles from Tucson Arizona, is a day trip park centered around the 1882 Tombstone Courthouse.
The State Park has a museum exhibiting many displays from the town of Tombstone. This 12,000 square foot brick courthouse was built in 1882 and now houses many photos and memorabilia from the 1880's, when Tombstone started as a silver mining town. With displays showing the lifestyles of local ranchers, miners and pioneers the museum highlights the shoot out at the OK Corral. Also included in the State Park is a replica of the gallows used to hang thieves back in the day. Along with a gift shop the park has many beautiful picnic ares for one to enjoy while visiting.
This Victorian style brick buliding built in 1882 was the courtroom and other offices of the then Choshise County courts. Built to hold court and to allow lawyers and judges a place to work back in the 1880's. The courthouse was refurbished in 1959 and the State Park fashioned around it to have a place to see much history about the town of Tombstone. The original gallows burned down in 1912 and was rebuilt to show how the law worked back then.
The Tombstone Courthouse State Park is a great place to re-visit the old west. Enjoy a day trip from Tucson, with a museum, gift shop and picnic areas a place to see the old west come alive in Arizona.