For an introduction to the town's—and the area's—past, visit the Tombstone Courthouse State Historic Park. This redbrick 1882 county courthouse offers exhibits on the area's mining and ranching history and pioneer lifestyles; you can also see the restored 1904 courtroom and district attorney's office. The two-story building housed the Cochise County jail, a courtroom, and public offices until the county seat was moved to Bisbee in 1929. The stately building became
the cornerstone of Tombstone's historic-preservation efforts in the 1950s, and was Arizona's first operational state park. Today you can relax with an outdoor lunch at the park's tree-shaded picnic tables.