Visit San Xavier Mission
March 14, 2020 | Mission San Xavier del Bac announces it is temporarily closed for mass and visitors.
Tucson’s Bishop, the Most Reverend Edward Weisenburger, and San Xavier’s Pastor, Father Bill Minkel, OFM decided large numbers of pilgrims and tourists in a small space is a high-risk situation during the COVID-19 outbreak. The action has been decided out of caution of the public, parishioners, and the San Xavier del Bac staff.
The decision is temporary, according to the Diocese of Tucson. More details to be provided when available.
With the permission of the Church, the Patronato San Xavier is pleased to offer visitors free docent-led tours of the Mission San Xavier several times a day, Monday through Saturday. Our docents are community volunteers trained in the history, architecture, and culture of the Mission and its surroundings, as well as the interior and exterior conservation and preservation work of the Patronato. Each tour is approximately 45 minutes, begins at the museum entrance, and requires no advance registration.
Docent Tour Schedule
Tours are every Monday through Saturday, unless otherwise noted.
January through April:
Ten tours daily, Monday-Saturday
9:30, 10:00, 10:30; 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 1:00, 1:30 and 2:30
May through September:
Four tours dally, Monday-Saturday
9:00, 10:00, 11:00, and 12:00
October through December:
Six tours daily, Monday-Saturday
9:30, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, and 12:30
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Open to the Public)
Museum & Gift Shop Hours:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day including holidays. Call the parish office (520) 294-2624 or visit the Parish Website for a mass schedule or other parish-related questions.
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The Mission is 9 miles south of downtown Tucson just off of Interstate 19. Take exit 92 and follow the signs to the church.