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McFarland State Historic Park

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McFarland Courthouse and museum provides visitors with a window into the past. The 1878 Territorial Courthouse represents a transition between Sonoran and Anglo-American architecture with a wood-shingled pitched roof surmounting traditional adobe brick walls. Like most buildings in Territorial Arizona, the original 1878 structure was constructed by hand using native materials. In 1963, the Pinal County Historical Society acquired and maintained the building as a museum. Today, the buildings and house exhibits depicting the history of the area include the Ernest McFarland Archives and World War II POW Camp.


Don Van Nostrand

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Great history lesson from the 6th oldest town in Arizona. Employee was knowledgeable and personable. Well worth the stop. While there, roam the back streets and read all the historical signs in front of all the homes. Town is rich in historical significance.

Shari McCorison

Friday, April 27, 2018
Very knowledgeable park staff. Fun to learn history here. We learned that much of this building is original. Ask for a mini tour and building description. Ask about the bullet hole in the large mirror. Thank you, Senator McFarland, for authoring the G.I. Bill!

Heide Maize

Monday, April 2, 2018
Good info center with knowledge able lady to answer questions about the area. Provided good hiking tips.

Nat Rowell

Monday, April 23, 2018
Cool old building, great historical information. Ask about the shoot out at the Tunnel Bar.

Todd Mowen

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
A lot different than any other state parks. It's really as a museum and Susan there was an awesome guide! She really knows her stuff and to learn about a crazy shootout that happened in Florence by law enforcement. Wow! It does not take a long time to go through this place because it's pretty small but definitely worth stopping by.

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