Guided Tours

ranger pointing at church
Rangers and volunteers share in-depth knowledge about the mission's history and environment.

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NOTICE: As of March 17, 2020, all guided tours have been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Self-guided touring is still available during park operating hours, as is virtual touring from Explore the Mission Grounds. The Anza Trail is open to hikers 24-7.

Tumacácori Mission Church and Grounds

January through March
Daily, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Tours begin at the visitor center and last approximately 45 minutes. When staffing permits, tours are also given on the hour between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. during the winter season and may also be available at other times of the day and year: Call, email, or inquire at the visitor center information desk.

Will you be missing the guided tour? Use the self-guided tour offered in English or el corrido autoguiado en Español.

Calabazas and Guevavi Missions Tour

January - March
(NEW DAY) 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Reservation Required - $25 per person

Special tours are offered to two missions historically associated with Tumacácori, Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi and San Cayetano de Calabazas.Their fragile ruins, protected by the National Park Service, are normally closed to the public and can be visited only as part of these special reserved tours. See more details at Calabazas and Guevavi Tours.

Santa Cruz River Guided Hike

January through March
(NEW DAY) 4th Sundays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Ranger-guided walk through nature and history along the Santa Cruz River. Participants meet at Tumacácori's visitor center, ride a shuttle to the trailhead, then hike 4 miles one-way back to Tumacácori. Bring layers, water, snacks, and footwear to accommodate all variety of trail conditions including wet crossings and mud. Learn more about the Anza Trail: Tumacácori to Tubac.

Bird Walks

1st and 2nd Saturday, October, 8:30 a.m.
2nd Saturdays, January - April, 8:30 a.m. (8:00 a.m. in March and April)

Come explore birding hotspots in habitats from the courtyard garden to the Santa Cruz River. Participants will need to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. Beginners welcome. While bringing your own binoculars is recommended, the park has several pairs of binoculars available for loan to participants.

Experience the Night

Monthly, January through April
Park is open until 8:30 p.m. Programs vary.

Throughout the year, Tumacácori offers access to the mission grounds outside of normal operating hours. Full moon programs include candlelight tours or other guided workshops. Find out more about Sunrise, Sunset, and Night Sky Programs.

Special Reserved Tours and Programs

Special tours, school programs, and special interest talks may also available by advanced request. For further information about these offerings, please email us or call the park at 520-377-5060.

Last updated: May 2, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 8067
Tumacacori, AZ 85640


(520) 377-5060

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