Frequently asked Questions
There is no charge for tours of Sahuaro Ranch.
Why is there a fee for tours of Manistee Ranch?
Sahuaro Ranch is a city park owned by the city of Glendale Arizona.
Manistee Ranch is privately owned by the Glendale Arizona Historical Society.
What is the cost to take a tour?
Tour for Sahuaro Ranch Fee – Tours are free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Tour for Manistee Ranch Fees – Adults $5.00, Seniors and Veterans $4.00, Ages 6-16 $1.00
When are tours give for Sahuaro Ranch?
Tours for the Sahuaro Ranch Main House
Tours for Sahuaro Ranch Main House are temporally suspended.
Tours are conducted by the Glendale Parks and Recreation Department.
September to 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
Tours for the Sahuaro Ranch Guest House
Tours are conducted by the Glendale Arizona Historical Society.
Tours for Sahuaro Ranch Guest House are temporally by appointment only.
October to May: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Sundays, unless we have a Rose Garden wedding scheduled
December: Last two weeks – Closed
June to September: Closed
Tours for Manistee Ranch Main House & Office
Tours conducted by the Glendale Arizona Historical Society.
October to May: 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Last tour starts at 3:00 p.m.
June to September: Closed
Schedules are subject to change without notice. We are closed most major holidays.
How do I arrange a group tour for Sahuaro Ranch?
Group and school tours for Sahuaro Ranch Main House may be arranged by calling (623) 930-4201.
Group and school tours for Sahuaro Ranch Guest house may be arranged by calling (623) 435-0072.
How do I arrange a group tour for Manistee Ranch?
Group and school tours may be arranged by calling (623) 435-0072
How do I contact the Glendale Historical Society?
Glendale Arizona Historical Society Office is located at:
Sahuaro Ranch Guest House
9802 North 59th Avenue
Glendale, Arizona 85302
Mail can be sent to:
Glendale Arizona Historical Society
P.O. Box 5606
Glendale, Arizona 85312
10 AM - 2 PM Monday-Thursday
Can I take photographs of the grounds of Sahuaro Ranch and Manistee Ranch parks?
Sahuaro Ranch-A permit is required to take pictures of the Sahuaro Ranch park property. Those permits are issued by the City of Glendale.
Manistee Ranch One must apply for a permit and pay a fee to photograph the property of Manistee Ranch park. The permit form is available on the history of Manistee Ranch park webpage.
For more information see How do I contact the Glendale Historical Society FAQ above.
How do I get to Manistee Ranch?
To get to the entrance of Manistee Ranch enter off of the west side of 51th Avenue south of Northern Avenue. The entrance is south of the line of stores in the Walgreen’s shopping center. Enter going West through the divided parking lot onto the hard packed dirt road, then turn and drive a short distance west towards the Manistee Ranch Main House.