Tumacacori National Historical Park
Tumacacori National Historical Park protects three Spanish colonial mission ruins in southern Arizona: Tumacacori Guevavi, and Calabazas. The adobe structures are on three sites, with a visitor center at Tumacacori These missions are among more than twenty established in the Pimería Alta by Father Kino and other Jesuits, and later expanded upon by Franciscan missionaries.Tumacácori National Historical Park is in the mesquite highlands where temperatures are five to ten degrees cooler than Tucson or Phoenix. Visitation to this moderate climate is pleasurable during any season of the year.Each year the park offers a unique celebration that reenacts High Mass the way it would have been held at the Tumacácori Mission church. To make the event more fun, you are invited to wear Spanish style clothing that resembles those worn at the turn of the century
Amazing historical site. It has a very relaxing atmosphere with a small but nice garden. It is also educational and has tons of info about the church located there. The church itself is decaying because it's hundreds of years old and got abandoned. it's good that is being conserved the way it is. Admission is a small fee, but it's great for spending a nice morning there. The gift shop has interesting items as well as books with knowledge on the subject. I plan on visiting again.
This was my first visit to Tumacacori and I was not disappointed. The Park staff was so wonderful to me! I got there early in the morning and was informed I needed to start inside the sanctuary because the morning sunlight was perfect for photos. I am very thankful for that information! I couldn't believe how many species of birds I saw in the garden area but also around the grounds. Go slow. be quiet and it will be amazing what you can see. We should be thankful for all of the restoration work that has gone into this site so it lasts for future generations. This is Arizona history! This is the desert so wear a hat, take suntan lotion, water, and a camera.
This is a hidden gem! It is amazing with lots to do and learn and an excellent Junior Ranger program and gift shop! The museum is beautifully curated with several hands on exhibits for children. It is a bit further down the road than San Xavier but very much worth the drive!
Awesome place if you're into history. Call ahead for the guided tour times, as we thought they were every hour, but we ended up having to do self guided. Still amazing to learn about the history of the area going back hundreds of years.
Awesome historic mission on a beautiful riparian area. Went for the annual winter festival. There were many booths offering regional food and handmade products. I would definitely recommend it.