Who We Are

The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit 501c3 volunteer organization that was established in 1997.

Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center.

National Day of the Cowboy

Help us celebrate National Day of the Cowboy on Saturday, July 28th at the Empire Ranch.

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The Outlaw Josey Wales

Plan to attend the 2018 Western Movie at the Loft Cinema in Tucson showing of The Outlaw Josey Wales on August 8th.

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Docent Tour Reservations

Effective June 2018 reservations are now required for docent-led tours during the summer months (June-August).

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Volunteer Days

We need the hands of many to maintain and preserve the Empire Ranch. Join us for the next Volunteer Day on June 16, 2018 at the Empire Ranch.

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Who We Are

The Empire Ranch Foundation (ERF) is a non-profit 501c3 volunteer organization that was established in 1997.

Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center.

National Day of the Cowboy

Help us celebrate National Day of the Cowboy on Saturday, July 28th at the Empire Ranch, 9 am to 1 pm.  It’s a free family event featuring demonstrations, presentations, tours, and  The Story of Walter Vail reenactment by Van Fowers. Posted 5/8/2018

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The Outlaw Josey Wales

Plan to attend the 2018 Western Movie at the Loft Cinema in Tucson showing of The Outlaw Josey Wales, starring Clint Eastwood, on August 8th. A panel discussion at 6:30 pm precedes the 7:00 pm show time.  Click here to purchase your tickets online: $15 for ERF members, $20 for non-members. Updated 6/6/2018

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Docent Tour Reservations

Effective June 2018 reservations are now required for docent-led tours during the summer months (June-August).  Tours are scheduled for 11am on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.  Click here to make a reservations or by calling 888-364-2829.  Reservations are due by 5 pm on the Friday before the tour. Posted 5/1/2018

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Volunteer Days

We need the hands of many to maintain and restore the Empire Ranch. Join us Saturday, Aug 10 at the Empire Ranch.

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