Guevavi And Calabazas Missions Tour

Tumacácori National Historical Park Tours

Tumacácori National Historical Park protects the ruins of three Spanish missions along the Santa Cruz river. Two of these missions are not open to the public, and can only be visited on a reserved tour. As a participant in this special tour, you will visit the ruined remains of the two closed missions and learn about the lives of the people who lived there.

Please Note: Tickets are per vehicle, not per person. Tickets are limited to one per customer per tour.


The tour meets at the Tumacácori Visitor Center. The tour group will car caravan (follow a lead vehicle) to the Calabazas and Guevavi mission sites. High clearance vehicles required. At each site, a ranger or volunteer provides an interpretive walking tour. There is some walking on unpaved trails to reach the mission ruin at each site, including one section of uphill trail at Calabazas. These tours are not wheelchair accessible.

After the tour the group (car caravan) will return to Tumacácori. Tour participants are invited to visit the Tumacácori Mission church and grounds, visitor center, and museum on their own, $10 admission fee applies or Interagency passes valid for admission. A self guided tour booklet is available. Guided tours of Tumacácori are scheduled each day at 11:00am and 2:00pm, from January through March, inquire at the visitor center desk.

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