Patronato’s Docent-led Tours have been temporarily suspended
as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To access San Xavier Mission’s reduced hours of operation and the most current COVID-19
protocols in place please visit www.sanxaviermission.
Take a Self-Guided Virtual Tour
of Mission San Xavier
To take 360-degree self-guided tour of the Mission, click on the link below, then scroll down past the photo of the Mission to the section that says “Tour Inside”. Once there, click on the white circles with black arrows to follow the tour through the Church, the Mortuary, and the Museum Rooms. Patronato San Xavier extends many thanks to Visit Tucson, who have kindly allowed us to present this virtual tour of Mission San Xavier on our website.
Conservation of Mission San Xavier’s East Tower underway; work to be completed within a year
The Patronato San Xavier has begun the second phase of work on the East Tower of Mission San Xavier this month. Scaffolding is already going up to facilitate this phase, which will take approximately a year to complete. This is the first major exterior project since The Patronato completed the Conservation Management Plan in 2020.
Our thanks to Robert Shea for this incredible shot of the blood moon over Mission San Xavier del Bac on January 31, 2018.
In The News
By Henry Brean | Arizona Daily Star
Art conservators found something staring back at them when they climbed the scaffolding last month to study the façade of Southern Arizona’s most famous church. As it turns out, the doomsday mouse at San Xavier del Bac has round, metal nails for eyes. That was news to Tim Lewis and Matilde Rubio, who have worked on artwork at the mission for decades.
(March 22, 2021— Tucson, Ariz.)— The Patronato San Xavier has begun the second phase of work on...
By Miles Green Special to the Arizona Daily Star. We don’t need to look east for our history. Mission San Xavier, designated as one of the first National Historic Landmarks in 1960, is an active parish that typically welcomes over 200,000 visitors a year. Visits inside the church are currently limited to 5 minutes.