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Tumacacori - Tumacacori National Historical Park

1891 East Frontage Road

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


Howard Rains

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
What a wonderful site! The staff are all very helpful and nice. There is a well stocked bookstore as well. Admission is only $5 per person and it's "free" if you have a national parks pass. The grounds a beautiful, well marked and we'll maintained. There are sidewalks between all the major areas so those in wheelchairs will have no problems getting around.

Steve Newman

Friday, March 30, 2018
Step back into the late 1600's. The Park Service folks are friendly and knowledgeable. The old mission shows construction methods of the time and the orchards and gardens will show you how the mission became self supporting. On weekends you can watch a basket weaver at work or enjoy a freshly made taco.

Sata Andagi

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017
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.

Ken and Alicia Lund

Sunday, April 8, 2018
Incredible Spanish mission from the 1700s. It is amazing to find sites of European settlement like this in the southwest that are this old. Highly recommend visiting.

Bill Thornton

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
An outstanding visit. Self guided or your guided, the place is in the process of being restired, and a great lesson in Southern Arizona history. Wonderful photo ops. Nice gift shop, very helpful staff, good parking, in I-19 an hour south of Tucson.

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