Facility Information

Visitor Center

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

The park is open from 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

More historic state parks are located throughout Arizona and help tell the story of the rich and varied history of the Grand Canyon State.


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

Gift Shop

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


A man explores the exhibits in the park museumExhibits at the park

An introductory 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.

Travelers! Looking for western Arizona RV camping options? Head north to Parker, AZ for two great parks! 

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