Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park

Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park


Location:On Prison Hill Road in Yuma, off I-8.
Facilities:Territorial Prison built in 1876, museum, gift shop, video room, restrooms (é).
Activities:Historic exhibits.
Special Features:Arizona Territorial Prison was home to 3,069 prisoners, including 29 women, from 1876 through 1909. The park's museum details the prison's development and tells stories of prisoners who served time there. Artifacts preserved include strap-iron cell doors, crude bunk beds, and numerous ball and chain devices.
Address:PO Box 10792
Yuma, AZ 85366

Phone:928-783-4771
Web: www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/yuma.html
Size: 7 acres. Elevation: 120 feet.

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Nearby, at Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park, you can see the roofless main cellblock, where inmates slept behind 3-foot-thick granite walls.