• Sunlight illuminates the top of historic Mission San José de Tumacácori church.


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  • Anza Trail Impassable in Areas

    Due to a large flood event, sections of the Anza Trail between the mission grounds and Tubac are impassable to both hikers and horses. Visitors may use the trail north to the first river crossing, but travel beyond that point is not recommended.

  • Pet Policy

    In compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations and Superintendent's Compendium, Tumacácori prohibits pets from all government buildings and the mission grounds. More »



Picacho de Bacanuchi (Bacanuchi Peak), Sonora

NPS Photo / Garate

"...we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract." - Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address 1863

Places have power. Their names, their landscapes, or even the way the air smells may evoke feelings in the visitor. Tumacácori is not an island in the region but instead part of an assemblage of missions, ranches, and military presidios that changed the face of the Pimería Alta. Even the name "Arizona" is steeped in cultural and linguistic mystery.

Did You Know?

The first roof replacement in 1921

It is estimated that since 1917 over 20 million dollars have been spent on the preservation and upkeep of Tumacácori's ruins.