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Territorial Prison locks down for annual maintenance Sept. 6-21

YUMA, Ariz. - The Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park (220 N. Prison Hill Road, 928-783-4771) will be closed for annual maintenance and cleanup from Tuesday, Sept. 6 through Wednesday, Sept. 21.

It reopens on Sept. 22 for a brief reprise of its summer schedule - open Thursday through Monday, closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays - before resuming a seven-day-per-week schedule Oct. 1. 

Hours on all days that the Prison is open are the same, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with last entry into the park at 4:30 p.m.

"We apologize for any inconvenience to travelers, but this is the best time of year to schedule work that can't safely be done with visitors touring through the prison and museum," said Charles Flynn, executive director of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area, which operates Yuma's two state historic parks.

The Yuma Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park -- and the Visitor Information Center operated by Yuma Visitors Bureau at the site, 201 N. 4th Ave., 928-783-0071 -- are closed Mondays through the summer months and will also resume a seven-day-per-week schedule on Oct.. 1. Its hours are also 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with last park entry at 4:30 p.m.).


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Background info:

Fast Facts About YVB

 Fast Facts About Yuma 

Yuma history - narrative

Yuma historic timeline


Research and statistics

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018

Yuma Winter Visitors Study 2017-2018 Executive Summary

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