Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, Yuma

4.6
Walk into cells through iron-grate doors, see photographs and exhibits of notable prisoners, and take in views of the nearby river from the guard tower of Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Now a museum, the territory's first prison was built in 1876 by individuals who became its first inmates. Watch a video presentation to learn about the types of prisoners held here, such as a Mexican revolutionary, a female bandit, and a polygamist. You can walk around the park outside and picnic designated areas. Put Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park into our Yuma trip itinerary tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Create an itinerary including Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,345 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Seeing the stark cell block and small cells that held up to six prisoners each in Arizona's 110-degree heat makes you appreciate how brutal it was to do hard time at the Yuma penitentiary. The view fr...  more »
  • A real piece of western history! We took the tour and and was surprised and enlightened about the history of the prison! The story was very interesting. Prisons are necessary and this was a good examp...  more »
Google
  • It's a surprisingly interesting little place! You can even walk into some of the cells and sort of "feel" lots of that old energy around you. It's outdoors, so bring a hat & some ice cold water and enjoy! Oh, also, they have a veterans discount but I believe it's only for active duty, service disabled, or retired/veteran of the state of AZ. My husband has his veteran ID but they didn't give him a discount because it's an out of state ID. No big deal but kind of a bummer. All in all we were pleased though!
  • I enjoyed my very warm morning here. Small plot which has been well restored and preserved for future generations. Cinema history show and historic displays that are informative. Cell area has interactive speak from inmates telling their stories. Fair price on entry so didn't feel ripped off like most other places. Discounts for 62yrs. veterans and kids. They play old movies that use the prison as a set. Very funny and dated. Well worth a visit

Plan your trip to Yuma

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Yuma

View all >
4.3
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 2​h
3.7
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Yuma

4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Yuma

4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.8
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Parks in Yuma

4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
3.3
Duration: 2​h
2.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Nearby attractions in Yuma

4.5
Duration: 2​h
3.6
Duration: 2​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h

Kid-friendly things to do in Yuma

4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min