Patronato's Docent Program

The Docent Program

Interested in becoming a docent?

The Patronato Docent Program is sponsored by Patronato San Xavier, which is a non-sectarian, non-denominational, non-profit organization whose only purpose is to promote the restoration, maintenance and preservation of Mission San Xavier.

Upon completion of an annual training program, docents give tours and share the history of Mission San Xavier, as well as the restoration and conservation work of the Patronato.

Ongoing educational opportunities for docents include presentations and field trips with restoration professional, historians and other experts.

When the 2017 Docent Training Program is finalized, you’ll find details here. If you have questions and/or are interested in your name being added to a docent training email list, click the link below.


From the Arizona Daily Star

By Ernesto Portillo

For several generations, the family of Olivia Gallego has worshiped at Mission San Xavier del Bac. There’s another connection, too: A great uncle was an architect who worked on a restoration project 60 years ago. The mission is personal to her. And she wants others to know its history. Since March, Gallego, a retired Tucson Unified School District teacher, has volunteered as a docent, giving tours to visitors to the mission, considered the best example of Mexican Baroque architecture in the country. Read more

Questions? Contact our Docent Program Coordinator