Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights

Tovrea Carraro Society

Tovrea Carraro Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by a group of community volunteers to provide a unique experience for visitors to Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights; preserving, maintaining and restoring its historic structures, gardens and making the Phoenix landmark available to the public.

Tovrea Carraro Society is proud of our association with the City of Phoenix, working in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Board and Staff, and equally proud to offer this historic property for all to enjoy through tours and other programs.

The Castle and Cactus Gardens are one of the official Phoenix Points of Pride, an Arizona Centennial Legacy Project and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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The Castle and Cactus Gardens are Open for Tours

Take a tour of Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights and get a first-hand look at the Castle and surrounding Cactus Gardens and Outbuildings as you learn about this unique and historic Phoenix landmark.

Tovrea Carraro Society Docents guide you back in time as they introduce you to the 3 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.

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Get Involved

Imagine yourself being a part of history. Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights has been an historic landmark in the Valley for nearly 100 years, and is open to the public for tours. You can be a part of it all!

Tovrea Carraro Society is looking for energetic, community-minded people to assist in sharing the Castle, Cactus Gardens and Outbuildings with the community.

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After driving by this (for me) curiosity for 7 years, it was exciting to finally set foot in the building. Walking thru the house and listening to the stories took me back in time.

Tiffiny Lilley
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