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

4th of July Celebration in Yuma

Tuesday 7/4 to Tuesday 7/4   4 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The City of Yuma's biggest 4th of July celebration lights up Desert Sun Stadium!  This amazing family event will include picnic style food, pie eating contests, entertainment, fun water features, and of course for the grand finale....a fireworks display!  READ MORE

Full Moon Kayaking Trip

Saturday 7/8 to Saturday 7/8   7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Bring your binoculars along on this trip!  You'll be amazed by all that can be seen so clearly in the night sky as you kayak the Colorado River.  READ MORE


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