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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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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Programs & Events

Celebrate the Heat on Main Street

Thursday 8/17 to Thursday 8/17   6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

The city of Yuma’s Heritage Festivals invites you to Celebrate the Heat on Main Street with live music and entertainment, great food, shopping and family fun!  READ MORE

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Park and Facility Hours

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Park exhibits close at 4:30 p.m.

June - September
Closed Tues - Wed

Park Entrance Fee

Adult (14+): $6.00
Youth (7–13): $3.00
Child (0–6): FREE