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  • Historic Hacienda de la Canoa

    mapRaul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park
    5375 S. I-19 Frontage Road
    Green Valley, AZ
    (520) 724-5520
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    Historic Hacienda de la Canoa is classified as an historic landmark. We offer tours of the ranch on Tuesdays and Saturdays. We also offer addition environmental education programs such as bird walks and star gazing. Take a virtual tour of Canoa Ranch. Watch our promotional video. Come visit Historic Hacienda de la Canoa.

    Hours - Passport Stamp Available During These Times

    8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
    Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday and every 1st and 3rd Saturday in August

    Canoa Calendar

    aerial view of ranch

    Events

    Anza Day 2015
    See video of Canoa Ranch dedication event on March 2, 2013

    Committees

    Bond Issue

    Read about how bond monies have helped Canoa Ranch and how important the future bond election is.

    Jr Manning House

    Overview Tour of Hacienda de la Canoa

    Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters to gain insights into the fascinating stories of the people that lived and worked on the ranch. Visit the historic ranch buildings and corrals and enjoy scenic views of the Santa Cruz River Valley.
    Saturday, August 1 and August 15   8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
    Tuesday, August 11 and August 25   8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
    Saturday, September 5, September 19 • 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
    Tuesday, September 8, September 22 • 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
    Every Saturday in October • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    Every Tuesday in October • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

    Heritage Area Structures Rehabilitation Tour

    Architectural preservationist Simon Herbert discusses the processes and materials used for the rehabilitation of the structures at Historic Hacienda de la Canoa as he leads this behind-the-scenes tour. Learn about the work that has transformed the structures from deteriorating ruins to functional buildings. Reservations required.
    Wednesday, September 23 • 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
    Wednesday, October 14, October 28 • 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

    Request a tour

    corralsVolunteer Opportunities

    Call 724-5520 or email CanoaRanch@pima.gov for more information.

    Interpretive Tour Guide

    Volunteer Tour Guides interpret Historic Hacienda de la Canoa’s preserved and restored historic buildings and landscapes, cultural history, and natural resources at Raul M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park for scheduled groups and the general public.

    Site Restoration Volunteer

    Volunteers assist NRPR staff with light restoration and construction work on the buildings inside the historic heritage areas. Projects will include surface preparation prior to painting interior and exterior walls on buildings and other landscape elements. Light wood working projects including surface preparation and general repairs prior to re-staining wooden surfaces on both interior and exterior locations. Repair and restoration of the retaque corral areas including repair or replacing damaged materials in the fencing and gates.

    Landscape Restoration and Maintenance Volunteer

    Volunteers assist NRPR staff with clearing the areas around the historic buildings of unwanted vegetation and establishing and maintaining plantings and trees that are correct for the site. Opportunities are also available to join The Green Valley Gardeners; Jack Davis Jack@greenvalleygardeners.com

    Restoration Tour Volunteer

    Volunteer Tour Guides will lead visitor tours of the restoration activities underway at Historic Hacienda de la Canoa. They will interpret the preservation and restoration work on the historic buildings and landscape to groups and the general public.
    Canoa Ranch is one of the most historically and culturally significant ranches in Southern Arizona. In 2001, Pima County purchased and began restoring the 4,800-acre complex with voter-approved 1997 and 2004 bond funds. Restorative work on the ranch is ongoing and we rely on the generous donations made by donors who believe in the value of conservation and preservation of cultural and natural resources.

    Monetary donations can be made to the Canoa Ranch Conservation Fund. Checks can be made out to: Canoa Ranch Conservation Fund and mailed to:

    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
    3500 W. River Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    Credit Card donations can be done over the phone by calling 520-724-5220.

    Donations of period appropriate artifacts for display at the ranch are most welcome.
    Come view our exhibit about the Anza Expedition. Canoa Ranch was a camp site for the Anza Expedition on their journey to San Francisco, CA.
    To learn more about the expedition visit these websites:
    www.nps.gov/juba
    www.anzahistorictrail.org
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    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

    3500 W. River Road
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    (520) 724-5000


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