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


    National Historical Park Arizona

Artists Seeking Sunrise

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Date: January 11, 2014
Contact: Anita Badertscher, 520-377-5063

Artists now have an opportunity to capture the magical light of early morning at Tumacácori during two special days this season. "The church and surrounding mission grounds are a perennial favorite for artists," said Superintendent Bob Love. "We are excited to welcome painters and photographers for these special early openings."

On Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 a.m. and Wednesday, March 5th at 6:30 a.m., Tumacácori National Historical Park will open early for anyone wishing to experience sunrise over the mission. Artists and other visitors should observe all park regulations and policies. Commercial filming or photography may require a special use permit. See http://www.nps.gov/tuma/planyourvisit/permits.htm for more information.

Admission to the park is $3.00 per adult, free for federal pass holders and children under age 16. For more information, call 520-398-2341, extension 0.   

Did You Know?

Mountains above Rancho Arizona

Arizona takes its name from a ranch of the same name, meaning "the good oak tree" in Basque, established by Bernardo de Urrea in 1735 in the rugged, mountain country about forty miles southwest of Tumacácori.