Parks and Recreation - Historic Sahuaro Ranch
9802 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale Arizona 85302
Open: 6 a.m. to sunset
(except during certain special events)
|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 Tours
Historic Main House Tour
Tours occur every half hour, please wait on porch for guide.
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
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays & Saturdays
The Main House is annually closed during the entire month of August and the first weekend in September. Tours will resume beginning Sept. 7.
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.
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
Join the Rose Garden Deadheaders!
Watch the video
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), Candy at 623-878-9607 or call the Ranch at 623-930-4207.
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!
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. Visit us on-line at www.spayneuterhotline.org