Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area
9802 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale Arizona 85302
Phone: (623) 930-4200
Open: 6 a.m. to Sunset
Free Historic Tours
Historic Main House Museum Tour
Enjoy a trip back in time! Learn about the house built between 1891 and 1898, the history and the people who lived there. Tours are held Thursdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. through May 31 (closed April 20) Groups of 10+ please call 623-930-4201 for reservations. Click to watch the video tour of the Main House.
Ranch Site Tour
Learn the history of the Ranch with this free tour, highlighting the Ranch’s various buildings, barnyard, historic trees and groves. 11 a.m., April 12 and 13. Wear comfortable shoes and meet on the Main House front porch.
Sustainable Agriculture Tour Videos
Use your smart phone/
tablet to learn about the history of
sustainable agricultural while on site or click here to view them. Funded by the Arizona Humanities
Council and the Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors.
- Join the Rose Garden Deadheaders!
Help keep the rose garden looking beautiful! The Rose Garden Deadheaders help keep the rose bushes in the Ranch's historical area looking great throughout the year. This important team of volunteers come on their own time to "deadhead" the bushes, removing the spent blooms. Volunteers can help with any part of the Ranch's rose garden or be assigned to a small part to be responsible for. Volunteers choose the best time in their schedules to visit the garden and "deadhead." Come to the "meeting" to see what it is all about and have some fun too. This group is part of the Rose Society of Glendale. For more information, contact Laura Hirsch at 602-920-1697 or email@example.com.
- Glendale Folk & Heritage Festival
Saturday and Sunday,
March 22 and 23,
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Folk & Heritage festival is an annual event celebrating folk music, it's history and culture. More than 150 performers with styles ranging from Folk and Bluegrass music to cowboy poetry and storytelling will entertain thousands of people. Attendees are welcome to enjoy the entertainment on eight stages and participate in free workshops on topics such as Fingerstyle Guitar, Music Production, Harmonica Workshop and Vocal Harmonies, which will be led by accomplished entertainers.
The festival will include Arizona’s official state historian, Marshall Trimble; official state balladeer, Dolan Ellis; Dom Flemons of the Grammy award-winning “Carolina Chocolate Drops;” legendary folk performer and songwriter, Bill Staines; Grammy winner, Rick Nestler; accomplished professional musician, Rik Palieri; international performer Joe Bethancourt; and local folk hero, Hans Olson.
On Saturday, March 22, as part of the festival the Glendale Main Library will host Dolan Ellis with a unique presentation at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., a special celebration of songs will honor the original Almanac Singers, including the late Pete Seeger, and will be performed by musicians Rik Palieri and Rick Nestler.
This unique festival includes a wide variety of folk and traditional family entertainment, how-to workshops by accomplished entertainers, a “jam session area,” historic Sahuaro Ranch house tours, blacksmith demonstrations, make-and-take crafts for kids, raffle drawing and a site scavenger hunt. Admission and activities are free. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase, along with vendors selling crafts and jewelry.
Jivemind and Midwestern University are both contributing sponsors of this community event. Representatives from the Arizona Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame, Arizona Pickers and Grinners, Desert Dulcimers, Arizona Autoharp Club, AMAZ Radio and additional nonprofits will have exhibition booths.
Volunteers are still needed to help with a variety of activities during the event. To volunteer or for more information on the event, call 623-930-2820.
Click here for the entertainment/workshop schedule.
Click here to watch a video of last years event.
Meet the musicians who range from bluegrass, county, cowboy poetry and more - click here for an up-close look.
Folk & Heritage Non-Profit Vendor Application: Word PDF
ROSE SOCIETY OF GLENDALE
Saturday, April 5, 1 – 4 p.m.
in the Fruit Packing Shed
FREE ADMISSION! Enjoy a display of roses of all sizes, shapes and colors grown by local gardeners at the park’s Fruit Packing Shed. A rose education seminar will also be held from 2 to 3 p.m.
- Facility rental opportunities
Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area, with its unique and historical features can be the perfect place to host your next event (some restrictions apply). With multiple venues, indoor and outdoor, your event will be impressive. Our customer-focused staff will make your experience truly memorable. Contact a rental coordinator at 623-930-4202 for more information or to reserve your special date!
- Be a Volunteer
Call 623-930-4201 for details. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the Ranch.
- Educational field trips for schools!
Select four modules to “Explore History.” Modules include Meet the Blacksmith, Life in the 1930s and Birds of Sahuaro Ranch. For details, call 623-930-4201.
Historical Area Map
Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association
Participates in tours and events held at Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area. This state- wide organization provides narrated educational units for school tours and individual events held throughout the year. The blacksmithing demonstration is a unique experience, it truly is an Art.
Arizona Beef Council
Participates in two City of Glendale special events and hosts two additional events each year at Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area. This organization brings unique, “live animal” and Arizona ranching experiences to each event.
Arizona Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association
Provides event support for hay rides at large events held at Sahuaro Ranch Park Historic Area. This organization plans and coordinates an Antique Tractor & Engine Show on the 2nd weekend of February. In addition, provides knowledge and planting/harvesting logistics for farming crops in the Demonstration Field as well as an agricultural education day demonstrating historic farming techniques to grade school students.
The Glendale Arizona Historical Society
The Glendale Arizona Historical Society schedules and coordinates wedding ceremonies in the Rose Garden in addition to managing the Guest House tours and operations. To contact the Historical society office, please call 623-435-0072 or visit www.glendalearizonahistoricalsociety.org/.
The Rose Society of Glendale
nonprofit, educational organization
affiliated with the American Rose Society. We are a community oriented,
family organization for anyone interested in our national floral emblem-The
Rose. The Rose Society of Glendale provides an opportunity to share a love
of roses by providing information, education and demonstrations at our
monthly meetings and various rosey functions throughout the year. Visit our
website www.roseglenaz.com for meeting and contact information.
If you are feeding free-roaming, wild or feral cats you cannot catch, help is available. The Spay and Neuter Hotline (SNH) has a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for feral cats. TNR is the most humane and effective method for stabilizing the feral cat population. Cats are humanely trapped, spayed and neutered, ear-tipped and returned. To sign up for the TNR program, please contact the SNH at 602-265-7729 (SPAY) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit us on-line at www.spayneuterhotline.org