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.

2022 Cowboy Festival

Save the date for the 21st annual Cowboy Festival on November 5-6, 2022.  It’s our annual public event celebrating Arizona’s Western history and culture.

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Volunteer in our Gift Shop

We seek volunteers to work at our Gift Shop at the historic Empire Ranch.  Volunteers are needed for five hour shifts on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

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Gunfight at the OK Corral

Plan to attend the Sunday, September 11th matinee showing of Gunfight at the OK Corral at the Loft Cinema in Tucson. Click here to purchase your tickets in advance ($25).

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Volunteer Days

Dedicated volunteers have been key to preserving the historic Empire Ranch House and Headquarters.  Please join us on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 8 am. 

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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.

2022 Cowboy Festival

Save the date for the 21st annual Cowboy Festival on November 5-6, 2022.  It’s our annual public event celebrating Arizona’s Western history and culture.

Continue reading...

Volunteer in our Gift Shop

We seek volunteers to work at our Gift Shop at the historic Empire Ranch.  Volunteers are needed for five hour shifts on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Continue reading...

Gunfight at the OK Corral

Plan to attend the Sunday, September 11th matinee showing of Gunfight at the OK Corral at the Loft Cinema in Tucson. Click here to purchase your tickets in advance ($25).

Continue reading...

Volunteer Days

Dedicated volunteers have been key to preserving the historic Empire Ranch House and Headquarters.  Please join us on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 8 am. 

Continue reading...

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