Facility Information

Visitor Center

The Yuma Territorial Prison Visitor Center includes a gift shop & restrooms.

From Oct 1 - May 31, the park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From June 1 – September 30, the park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Restrooms

This park has modern, handicap accessible restrooms in the museum.

Gift Shop

MuseumFun prison T-shirts, baseball caps, keychains, handcuffs, and books about the prison are available in the gift shop inside the Visitor Center.

Museum

MuseumAn introductionary exhibit is located in the Visitor Center along with photographs. Outside buildings and features include original cellblocks, water tank, guard tower, sally port (entrance gate), library room, the dark cell, caliche hill, new yard and cells. Interpretive panels are situated throughout the historic site.

The 3,600 sq. ft. museum houses a video presentation, original prison artifacts with exhibits interpreting prison history, prison staff and convicts. A large mural painting of Arizona Native Americans and scenery by a WWII Italian POW graces one of the walls.

Picnic Areas/Shelters

A picnic area located above the river with a view of California is a nice spot for lunch.

Park Rules

  • No pets allowed in the park.
  • No running in the museum.
  • No photographs of the paintings, please.
  • Damaging or removing the artifacts, natural rocks, vegetation or public property is prohibited.