Arizona’s Tumacacori National Historical Park
Phoenix Day Trip – today we made a day trip to Tubac, and also visited nearby Tumacacori National Historical Park.
Tubac is a popular Arizona destination because of its quaint, beautiful setting with 10,000 foot mountain views in the background, and its reputation for having a large collection of unique artist boutiques. But that is for another story.
The Tumacacori Mission was founded by the Jesuits in 1691, and over the course of the next 100 years became the regions most powerful social and economic force. In 1848 the mission was abandoned as a result of political problems between Spain, Mexico, and the United States.
Tumacacori is a short 10-minute drive from Tubac, and is a worthy diversion from shopping in the art boutiques.
Here are a few of my photographs from Tumacacori National Historical Park: