Guided Tours

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

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Bird Walks with a Ranger

Thursday, January - February, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Starting January 25
Thursday, March - April, 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
All level of birders welcome!

Southern Arizona is a hot spot for birding! This series of bird walks is designed for those who are new to the hobby and would like to learn to find and identify birds. Walking occurs on a variety of surfaces for two hours or as long as birds are active. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. The park has several pairs of binoculars available to loan.

Moonlight Hike

Tuesday, January 23
Tuesday, February 22
Friday, March 22
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reservations required - call the Tumacácori visitot center at 520-377-5061
No Pets

Hike approximatily two miles, with a ranger, on the Anza Trail by the light of the moon. Meet at the Anza Trailhead across from the Tumacácori Post Office.
Find out more about Sunrise, Sunset, and Night Sky Programs.

Starry Night Photography

Friday, February 9
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Visit the park after dark to learn about and photograph the night sky on a new moon evening.

Tumacácori Mission Church and Grounds Tour

January - March
Tours available when staffing permits.

Tours begin at the visitor center and last approximately 45 minutes. Additional tours may be given during the winter season and 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 and Español, to read or to listen.

Calabazas and Guevavi Missions Tour

January - March Starting January 24
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Reservation Required at - $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.

The River's Tale

January - March Starting January 31
2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Reservations required - call the Tumacácori visitor center at 520-377-5061
No Pets

The riparian woodland along the Santa Cruz River is a wonderous place. Every step you take is on the footprints of the past. The river itself is home to an incredible array of wildlife and natural wonders. Hike with a park ranger and explore the river beyond Tumacacori's mission church. Bring layers, water, snacks, and footwear for all trail conditions.

Routes to Roots - Ethnobotany in The Garden

March - April, Starting March 13
Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Explore the bountiful Tumacácori mission style courtyard garden with a ranger. Discover the edible qualities and medicinal benefits of both native desert plants and Old World species.

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 520-377-5061.

Last updated: February 16, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 8067
Tumacacori, AZ 85640


520 377-5060

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