Please contact the park to discuss your proposed trip. A ranger will be happy to talk with you about how to optimize your field-trip experience, and about educational fee waivers.
To contact the park about your visit, call (520) 398-2341, extension 72.
Following are guidelines for groups.
Guidelines for Larger Groups: We hope that your field trip experience will be enjoyable and of value to you and your students. To accomplish this with large groups, we find that proper planning and field trip management will provide a more beneficial trip for students, parents and teachers, while insuring the park and its resources are preserved and protected.
For all groups: We remind groups to come prepared to be outside. Adults and students should wear a hat and bring drinking water when it is sunny and hot. On the other hand, mornings in winter can be chilly, so coats are usually necessary.
We ask chaperones to be aware of and responsible for their students at all times, and to remember that while they are in the park classroom behavior is expected.
Before coming to Tumacácori National Historical Park, please take a few minutes prior to leaving the bus or upon assembling in the garden area to review rules and proper conduct with your students. Essentially, emphasizing general courtesy, safety, respect for other visitors and protection of the park's resources cover most bases.
Please emphasize the following:
- No touching or climbing on the ruins. (Ruins are fragile and are easily damaged.)
- Students must be under adult supervision at all times.
- No running. (This is to prevent injury and resource damage.)
- Use quiet voices, especially inside the church and museum.
- No littering. (Be certain to police areas after having a snack or lunch.)
- Follow the trails. (This is to prevent resource damage.)
- Leave rocks, plants, and artifacts, (such as pottery pieces and stone tools) where you find them so others will be able to enjoy them. (This is a law that preserves and protects park resources.)
- Watch for animals, but do not disturb them.
The Picnic Area is located outside of the back (east) garden gate. Feel free to use the area, but please ensure that you leave the area cleaner than you found it. Trash cans are located nearby. If the cans are full, please remove the bag and replace it with extra bags, located in the bottom of the can.
The park's resources are a national treasure. All of us need to do our part to ensure that it endures for future generations.