Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Xavier del Bac
Mission San Xavier del Bac

Mission San Javier Del Bac
1950 W. San Xavier Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 85746

Founded by Spanish Jesuit Priest Eusebio Kino, this“ National Historic Landmark” remains an active Franciscan Mission located in the San Xavier District of the Tohono O’odham Nation. The building of this spectacular example of Mexican Baroque architecture began in 1783 and work continued for 14 years before funds ran out. Often referred to as the “White Dove of the Desert ”the building is currently undergoing careful conservation. The site, one of the most photographed locations in Tucson, is considered a “must see” in Southern Arizona. A unique gift shop offers religious as well as Native crafts. Special celebrations are held throughout the year. Check website for virtual tours, up-coming events and mass schedules.

Gift Shop and famous Indian Fry bread available.

Admission Fees

None, but donations are appreciated

Operating Calendar

Open Daily – Visitors Welcome
San Xavier is an active Catholic parish and may be closed a short time during church services
Operating Hours-9:00am – 4:00pm
Gift Shop is closed on Christmas Day & Easter Sunday