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


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Kids & Youth


Kids use traditional tools in the shade of a ramada on the mission grounds.

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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!


Thwack!  A young visitor takes a swing at the Fiesta piñata.

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There are lots of fun Things To Do, but some are extra special for our youngest visitors to Tumacácori:

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