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McFarland State Historic Park is a small historic park located in downtown Florence, Arizona on the corner of Main and Ruggles Streets. The park consists of a preserved courthouse and other buildings dating to the Arizona Territory period. The original structure was built in 1878 with the addition of a jail in 1882 and the courthouse in 1891. The courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.With our international travel planner, Florence attractions like McFarland State Historic Park can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
McFarland Park reopened February 2011 after repairs and renovations. It had been closed because of Arizona State Parks budget cuts.
McFarland Park commemorates Ernest McFarland (1894-1984), who was successively a US Senator, Governor of Arizona, and Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. McFarland bought the old courthouse building in 1974, donated it to the state, and paid for its renovation. McFarland State Historic Park
was opened and dedicated October 10, 1979.
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This is the State Historic Park. McFarland was a great man and he helped people and didn't put people down. He also listened to people and he was a great man.
This is the State Historic Park. McFarland was a great man and he helped people and didn't put people down. He also listened to people and he was a great man. more »
This is named in honor of Ernest McFarland, who had served as the Senate Majority Leader in the US Senate, Governor of Arizona and a Justice on the Arizona Supreme Court. He is credited as the...
This is named in honor of Ernest McFarland, who had served as the Senate Majority Leader in the US Senate, Governor of Arizona and a Justice on the Arizona Supreme Court. He is credited as the... more »
Nice little museum. The lady was very sweet and helped my seven year old become a Jr Park ranger, which he loved. Kids 18 and under are free and adults are only $5. Lots of cute locally made items in the gift shop. I kind of wish they had more hands on experiences for kids and that they would do a guided tour (maybe they do sometimes?) Overall a great experience for everyone in our group young and oldish.
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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