|Douglas historic sites
As you enter Douglas one of the first things you notice is the train depot building shown above, which now houses the Douglas Police Department. Just to the east in this park-like setting is the new Douglas Visitor Center, which was especially built to match the architectural style of the old depot. The visitor center provides literature about local and Arizona attractions and an interesting time-line exhibit linking the history of Douglas to events in the U.S. and in the world.
The Douglas-Williams Home, (520) 364-7370
Built in 1909 by the Douglas family, this building is now the home of the Douglas Historical Society. 10th St. and D Ave. Call for hours. Guided tours are available.
Gadsden Hotel, (520) 364-4481
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this hotel was built in 1907. The lobby with its sweeping Italian marble staircase features Victorian chandeliers, authentic Tiffany vaulted skylights and a 42-foot stained glass mural. 1046 G Ave.
Slaughter Ranch House Museum, east of Douglas
Cochise County Sheriff John Slaughter forged a cattle empire on the former Spanish land grant of San Bernardino. The turn-of-the-century southwestern ranch house, situated among many artesian ponds, has been restored and is open to the public. The land surrounding the museum is a national wildlife preserve where many species of birds and other wildlife can be seen. Open Wed-Sun, 10-3. Admission charge: $8/adult.
For information about Douglas and the surrounding area, call the Douglas Visitors Center at (888) 315-9999. Information is subject to change. Call to confirm before planning to attend events.