Tour of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 08:45
Regina Marie Miskewitz - 602-448-0684,

Meet at Tovrea Castle Visitor Center/Gift Shop at 8:45 AM. Address: 5025 East Van Buren, Phoenix, Arizona 85008. There is good parking.

Tour starts at 9 AM and will be ~ 2-hours. COST: $15.00 a person. Contact the leader to reserve a place on this tour (limited to 12 individuals, first-come basis.) Payment is due as you reserve your spot, make checks payable to AzOTC.

Have you ever wondered about the wedding-cake-like structure one sees when driving along the 202?? Then join us for a tour of Tovrea Castle and Cactus Gardens and get a first-hand look at the Castle and surrounding Cactus Gardens and Outbuildings as we learn about this unique and historic Phoenix landmark.

Tovrea Carraro Society Docents will guide us back in time as they introduce us to the three families that homesteaded the land, designed and constructed the Castle and Cactus Gardens, and made the Castle their home while sharing interesting, fact-filled stories about the property and its history.

We are able to bring water on the tour as long as it is in a closed container. Photography is allowed; flash photography is not permitted within the Castle.

Optional lunch afterward at Gertrude's Restaurant at the Botanical Gardens.