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Parks and Recreation - Historic Sahuaro Ranch

9802 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale Arizona 85302
Phone:
623-930-4200    
Open: 6 a.m. to sunset
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FREE ADMISSION
(except during certain special events)
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Preserving one of the Valley’s oldest and most magnificent ranches, the 17-acre Historic Sahuaro Ranch features 13 original buildings, a rose garden, barnyard and historic orchards.

Listed on the National Register of Historical Places and known as the “Showplace of the Valley,” the Historic Sahuaro Ranch offers activities, exhibits and guided tours—keeping the history of early settlement in the Valley alive. Read more about Sahuaro Ranch Park's history, or view historic photos of Sahuaro Ranch at Glendale's History Project.

Our mission is to preserve a historic site where the community participates in the ongoing development of educational and social experiences that connect Glendale residents and visitors to the past and to each other.


Free Historic Tourshistoric area


Historic Main House Tour
Enjoy a tour of the Main House built in 1891, and discover what Arizona ranch life was like for the families living here from the late 1800’s to the 1930’s. For groups of 10+, please call 623-930-4201 for reservations. Watch the video tour of the Main House.

  • September - May:
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays
    1 to 4 p.m., Sundays
  • June/July:
    10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays

    The Main House is annually closed during the entire month of August.

The Main House will also be closed for the following holidays:
Day after Thanksgiving (Friday, Nov. 23, 2018)

Educational Field Trips
School Tours are offered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings October to April. Tours of the Ranch buildings and agricultural areas include hands-on activities that meet multiple Social Studies Education Standards covering Arizona history. For details, call 623-930-4201.

Tour Materials
Click on the document below to download a pdf file:

Historic Sahuaro Ranch Educational Tour Info Sheet

Guidelines for Booking a School Tour at Historic Sahuaro Ranch


Happenings & Events

Glendale Arts Council’s 55th Annual Fine Art Competition
This annual exhibit, held in the Fruit Packing Shed at Historic Sahuaro Ranch, 9802 N. 59th Ave., is free to the public. All exhibited art is available for sale. The Artists’ Awards Reception will be held on Jan. 28, 2:30-3:30 p.m.arts council

Exhibit Dates
Jan. 6 – 7: All Paintings Entered
Jan. 10 – 28: Juried Paintings Only

Exhibit hours:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

INFO:
602-237-4701

 

Winter Antique Engine & Tractor Show tractor
February 10 & 11, 2018
Gas engines and tractors from a bygone era will be showcased at the 28th annual Winter Antique Tractor & Engine Show at Historic Sahuaro Ranch. The event will include engine displays and demonstrations, tractor pulls, crafters, children’s activities, historic home tours and much more.

tractorAdmission is $5 per person, and children under the age of 12 are free with a paying adult.  This event is presented by the Arizona Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association.

Information: Arizona Early Day Gas Engine & Tractor Association
       Folk Festival

Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival
February 24 & 25, 2018
Historic Sahuaro Ranch Park will be the site for a two-day celebration of folk music, storytelling and the rich heritage of Arizona, as the City of Glendale presents the 29th annual Glendale Folk and Heritage Festival.  This prestigious festival gathers performers from across the United States and Canada, bringing together folk music and the rich heritage of the historic ranch property. In addition to folk music, there will be additional activities including blacksmith demonstrations, storytelling, and cowboy poetry.  More than 150 performances will take place during the event!

Free! Merchandise and concessions will be available for purchase.

Friday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25, event hours are  10 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day. 

Click Here to View Event Flyer

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WORKSHOPS:
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Historic Sahuaro Ranch Rose GardenJoin the Rose Garden Deadheaders!
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Work days are always the third Friday of the month from 6 to 8 a.m. Join us for our work days to socialize and ask rose questions of our certified rosarians.

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 weed, prune, and/or "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." Enjoy the beautiful garden, meet new people and learn from certified rosarians. 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 at 602-920-1697 (laurahirsch27@gmail.com), Candy at 623-878-9607 or call the Ranch at 623-930-4207.


Rental opportunities
Historic Sahuaro Ranch, with its unique and historical features can be the perfect place to host your next event (some restrictions apply). Our customer-focused staff will make your experience truly memorable.

Be a Volunteer
Volunteers keep history alive at the Historic Sahuaro Ranch. Opportunities include leading tours, helping with special events, and more!

Media Permits
Annual media permits are required for all staged photography and videography completed on the Historic Sahuaro Ranch property. This ensures the safe and responsible use of this Nationally Registered Historic place.

Animal Management
The Ranch is home to a number of animals and a number of volunteers supporting these animals. We ask that all individuals feeding the animals do so away from historic buildings, porches and walkways. Food and food particles can be tracked into the historic buildings. If you have questions related to the animals at the Ranch please call 623-930-4207.

Historic Sahuaro Ranch Map (download)
Map of Historic Sahuaro Ranch


Marshall Trimble

Sustainable Agriculture Videos with Marshall Trimble
Learn about the history of sustainable agriculture at Historic Sahuaro Ranch with your host, Arizona's Official State Historian, Marshall Trimble! Topics include Sustainable Agriculture & Sahuaro Ranch; Sahuaro Ranch & Low-input Farming; A Season for Everything; Sahuaro Ranch's Water Supply; Energy Use at Sahuaro Ranch; Olives: Arizona's Forgotten Fruit; Oranges: A Very Important Crop; Cattle; and Maintaining Soil Fertility. View the video series funded by the Arizona Humanities Council and the Glendale Civic Pride Ambassadors.


Our Partners

Arizona Artist Blacksmith Association
Participates in tours and events held at Historic Sahuaro Ranch. 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.
www.AZ-blacksmiths.org

Arizona Early Day Gas Engine and Tractor Association
Provides event support for hay rides at large events held at Historic Sahuaro Ranch. 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.
www.aedgeta.org

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
A 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.

Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
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 feralcats@adlaz.org. Visit us on-line at www.spayneuterhotline.org

 

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