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

    Tumacácori

    National Historical Park Arizona

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June 23, 2014
Summer Family Sleepover
For the first time since its establishment as a national park, campers seeking overnight shelter will be invited to stay the night within the walls of Mission San José de Tumacácori.

May 16, 2014
Free Concert in Church
Sponsored by the Consulate General of Mexico, a free concert of classical accordion music will be offered at Tumacácori on May 24th at 1:30 p.m.

April 16, 2014
National Park Week 2014
Tumacácori National Historical Park, along with all 400 other national park sites nationwide, will celebrate National Park Week April 19-27. Entrance fees will be waived on Saturday April 19th and Sunday, April 20th with an additional 15% discount on purchase items in the park bookstore offered by the Western National Parks Association.

March 06, 2014
The Economic Benefit of Tumacacori and Other National Parks
Report shows visitor spending supports 26 jobs in local economy

January 18, 2014
Bird Walks in February
Guided bird walks along the Santa Cruz River will be offered the mornings of February 8 and Februrary 22.

January 11, 2014
Full Moon Night
Tumacácori National Historical Park will offer special access to the mission grounds during the full moon evening of Wednesday, January 15.

January 11, 2014
Artists Seeking Sunrise
On February 6th and again on March 5th, Tumacácori will open its doors early for sunrise over the mission grounds. Artists are welcome!

January 11, 2014
A Primary Source for Teachers
A new series of field trips, lesson plans, and guest speakers are now available to teachers seeking primary sources for their students.

December 09, 2013
Tumacacori Under the Full Moon
Tumacacori opens its doors for an evening of full moon exploration.

November 14, 2013
43rd Annual Fiesta de Tumacacori
The 43rd annual Fiesta de Tumacácori is coming soon. Mark your calendars for December 7 and 8, 2013.

October 17, 2013
Tumacacori Reopens to Visitors
Tumacácori National Historical Park re-opened to visitors on October 17. Visitors can access the Visitor Center, mission grounds, and Anza trail immediately. Special programs are featured during the coming weekend.

September 20, 2013
Special Tours of Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Preserve and Mission Tumacácori
In celebration of National Archaeology Month, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Tumacácori National Historical Park will collaborate to provide special tours of two unique archaeological sites on Sunday, October 13, 2012.

September 13, 2013
12 People to be Naturalized at Tumacácori National Historical Park
The Honorable Leslie A. Bowman, Magistrate Judge, will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens during a special naturalization ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Tumacácori National Historical Park. The 12 citizenship candidates all originate from Mexico.

August 21, 2013
Celebrate National Park Service’s Birthday with Free Entry to Parks
Tumacácori National Historical Park will celebrate the birthday of the National Park Service – also known as “Founder’s Day” – by offering free admission on Sunday, August 25.

April 18, 2013
Did You Know… National Park Week is April 20 – 28; Free Admission and Programs at Tumacácori National Historical Park
Tumacácori National Historical Park and the National Park Service invite everyone to get to know their national parks during National Park Week. This year’s dates are April 20 – 28, with free admission to all national parks April 22 – 26. Take advantage of the free admission during this special week to enjoy some of the activities at Tumacácori, for which there is no additional charge any day of the year.

February 20, 2013
Tumacácori National Historical Park Seeks Public Comment on General Management Plan
Tumacácori National Historical Park Superintendent Bob Love announced this week the release of the park’s Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (GMP). Concluding a rigorous multi-year planning effort, the process has produced a plan that will guide management of Tumacácori for the next 15 to 20 years.

February 08, 2013
Enjoy a Bird Walk at Tumacácori National Historical Park
Come explore Tumacácori National Historical Park’s birding hotspots with park staff. Guided bird walks through the park are presented each Saturday from now through the end of March. The walks leave the Tumacácori Visitor Center at 9 a.m. and may continue until noon if birds are active.

December 21, 2012
Ranger Al Watson to Lead Anza Trail History Walks at Tumacácori National Historical Park
Please join National Park Service Ranger Al Watson for a walk on the Anza Trail and learn more about the fascinating history of the Anza Expedition and the hardships endured by these intrepid travelers. The Anza Trail History Walks are scheduled for December through March on the last Friday of each month (December 28, January 25, February 22, and March 29).

December 03, 2012
Tumacácori National Historical Park Offers Tours to Calabazas and Guevavi Missions
Tumacácori National Historical Park is again offering tours to the historic mission sites of Guevavi and Calabazas. These fragile ruins, protected within the national park, are normally closed to the public and can be visited only as part of these special, reserved tours.

November 16, 2012
River Walks Offered at Tumacácori National Historical Park
Tumacácori National Historical Park is offering walks to the Santa Cruz River on Wednesdays, December, 2012 through April, 2013. The one hour walks leave the Tumacácori Visitor Center at 10:30 a.m., following a level, unpaved trail to the Santa Cruz River and back. The total distance is approximately ½ mile.

November 13, 2012
La Fiesta de Tumacácori: 42nd Annual Celebration at Tumacácori National Historical Park
The 42nd annual Fiesta at Tumacácori National Historical Park will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2, 2012. There is no charge for this event, and admission to the park is free during the fiesta. La Fiesta de Tumacácori is a celebration of all the cultures which have lived in and influenced the historical Santa Cruz Valley. The two-day event will feature Native American, Mexican, and Southwest food, crafts and performances.

November 06, 2012
Tumacácori National Historical Park to Waive Entrance Fees
Tumacácori National Historical Park will be joining national park units across the country in celebrating Veterans Day with fee-free entry into the park.

October 09, 2012
Historic Anza Day Mass in the Tumacácori Mission Church
Tumacácori National Historical Park will host a commemorative Mass inside the mission church on Saturday, October 20 at 10:00 a.m., in conjunction with Tubac Presidio State Historic Park’s annual Anza Day celebration. Admission to the park is free during the service.

September 19, 2012
Special Tours of Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Preserve and Tumacácori Mission
In celebration of National Archaeology Month, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Tumacácori National Historical Park will collaborate to provide special tours of two unique archaeological sites on Sunday, October 7, 2012.

July 10, 2012
Bob Love Named Superintendent Of Tumacácori National Historical Park
Bob Love, a 32-year veteran of the National Park Service, has been named superintendent of Tumacácori National Historical Park in southern Arizona. Love is currently the chief ranger at Saguaro National Park in Arizona and assumes his new duties on August 27th.

Did You Know?

Mission San José de Tumacácori

Tumacácori National Historical Park is located in the historic Pimería Alta or "Land of the Upper Pimas," an area that includes much of present-day southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico.