Always Changing - Forever the Same

More than just adobe, plaster, and wood, these ruins evoke tales of life and land transformed by cultures meeting and mixing. Father Kino’s 1691 landmark visit to an O’odham village when he established Mission Tumacácori was just one event among many. Wave after wave of change has swept or crept across this realm - this land and its people are not static. Come visit and experience this heritage.

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Lots To Do!

Explore historic ruins, take a tour, hike to the river, enjoy the museum, experience borderland culture during special events… and more!

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Professional Development

Teachers! You could spend the summer at Tumacácori creating great lesson plans, earning a stipend, and collecting continuing education credits.

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Students visit Tumacácori

Transportation Grant Opportunity - NEW!

Local Santa Cruz and Pima County schools are eligible for up to $200 to fund field trips to Tumacácori! Learn more and apply today.

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Proposed Entrance Fee Increase

Tumacácori and other national park sites are beginning public engagement seeking comments on possible changes in park fees beginning in 2015.

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Events in missions were captured and put to paper by priests using quill pens.

Mission 2000: Searchable Mission Records

Significant mission events like marriages, baptisms, and burials were always recorded. This searchable database has many applications!

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