Tumacacori National Historical Park

Located just south of Tubac, Arizona in the southern part of the state is a national monument worth a stop….the Tumacacori National Historical Park. This historical park preserves three early Spanish colonial mission ruins. The oldest and best-preserved of the three, San Jose de Tumacacori, was built on the site of this Pima Indian village back in the 1750s.

Visitors will appreciate this historic park for the opportunity to tour the mission church, cemetery, outlying structures and grounds in a peaceful and quiet atmosphere reminiscent of the period in which they were established. Don’t miss a chance to walk along the Juan Bautista de Anza Historic Trail that runs just north of the park, along the Santa Cruz River, between Tumacacori and the old presidio at Tubac.

tumacacori cemetery

Tumacacori Visitor Information:

Entrance Fee: $3.00 for ages 16 and above.
Hours: Open year round 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.
Location:  About 50 miles south of Tucson, 20 miles north of Nogales and just 4-5 miles south of Tubac, Arizona
Time: Allow 40 minutes to an hour to tour and photograph the grounds and structures, and another 20 minutes to tour the museum.

Tumacacori side view

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