Masks are required when visiting our ranger stations, restrooms, stores, or historic buildings. Please also wear a mask while recreating outside if social distancing cannot be maintained.

About the Prison

At Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park walk through the actual strap iron cells and solitary chamber of Arizona Territory’s first prison, and see the areas where prisoners spent their lives in the desert.

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Programs & Events

Saturdays at the Museum

First Saturday of Every Month   11:00 a.m.

Join Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area on the first Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. for an outdoor, socially distanced craft time!  READ MORE

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Park History

Ground was broken on April 28, 1876, for the construction of the prison. Yuma held a variety of law violators, including the legendary stagecoach robber Pearl Hart.

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Park and Facility Hours

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Closed Tues - Wed

CLOSED Thanksgiving Eve & Thanksgiving Day

CLOSED Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Park Entrance Fee

Adult (14+): $8.00
Youth (7–13): $4.00
Child (0–6): FREE

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