Mission San Xavier del Bac

Set in arid landscape, the massive outline of this late-18C mission can be seen from miles around. The school, founded in 1864, is still attended by Native American pupils. Christianity and Native American traditions are practiced side by side in the reserve and the mission is still active and run by Franciscan friars. The church is worthy of note, as much for its eclectic façade as for its colorful interior. The museum is mainly devoted to the history of missions.

Useful information


1950 West San Xavier Road, 85746-7409 Tucson


+1 520-294-2624


free of charge

Opening hours

church 7am-5pm - masses weekdays-8.30am, Sat-5.30pm, Sun-8am, 11am, 12.30pm - museum 8am-4.30pm, shop 8am-5pm - guided tours Mon and Sat morning except during offices