Imagine and Experience
In 1691, a black-robed priest named Father Kino visited an O'odham village which became known as Tumacácori and started the first Spanish Mission in what is now Arizona.
Since then, different people have lived at and visited the site, including Native Americans, priests from all over Europe, Spanish settlers, Mexicans, and American pioneers.
You can visit Tumacácori, too!
There are lots of fun Things To Do, but some are extra special for our youngest visitors to Tumacácori:
Did You Know?
Soldiers of New Spain's frontier who protected the missions were known as soldados de cuera, or "soldiers of the leather jacket."