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


    National Historical Park Arizona

Plan Your Visit

top of mission church peaking out over trees with mountains in background
Mission San José de Tumacácori among the mesquite trees
Lauren Hillquist

A Good Fit For Any Visitor

Located about an hour south of Tucson and only about fifteen minutes north of Nogales, Tumacácori National Historical Park makes for an easy daytrip from most southern Arizona locations. A quick trip through the mission ruins makes a 30-minute visit possible. Joining a guided tour, walking a bit of the Anza Trail, or exploring the depths of information in the museum can keep a visitor busy for a few hours.

Directions Operating Hours and Seasons
Things To Do Fees and Reservations
Things To Know Before You Come Schedule of Events

For a preview of this wonderful park, a few of its attractions, and its historical significance, you can view a six-minute video produced by Arizona Public Media in celebration of National Parks Week, or read a park ranger's perspective that was featured in the National Park Getaways series.

Whether you are a frequent visitor to the mission or planning your first visit to the park, we hope the information provided here will answer any questions you may have. If not, please contact us by phone at 520-377-5060 or email us.

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.