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


    National Historical Park Arizona

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  • Anza Trail Impassable in Areas

    Due to a large flood event, sections of the Anza Trail between the mission grounds and Tubac are impassable to both hikers and horses. Visitors may use the trail north to the first river crossing, but travel beyond that point is not recommended.

  • Pet Policy

    In compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations and Superintendent's Compendium, Tumacácori prohibits pets from all government buildings and the mission grounds. More »

Weapons and Firearms Regulations

In general, FIREARMS ARE PROHIBITED at Tumacácori National Historical Park.

As of February 22, 2010, federal law allowed people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in national parks. However, Federal law prohibits firearms in the facilities of this park. One such facillity is the visitor center through which all visitors to the park must pass to access other areas and facilities of the park. The public entrance door to the visitor center is clearly marked with a sign indicating that firearms are prohibited.

The exception to the "firearms prohibited" law are those areas of the park that are accessible only via the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. While those areas are governed by the new federal law allowing the possession of firearms in accordance with Arizona State law, hunting or any other use of such firearms is illegal.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, visit the Arizona Attorney General's website.

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