The Holy Trinity Monastery Historical Museum is located on a 92-acre property held by the monks, sisters, and laity of the Catholic Benedictine order. The museum has a variety of pieces that represent Native American religion and southwest nature. One of the most popular displays is the nativity sets. The museum has numerous nativity scenes for visitors to admire. The museum also has a display of Civil War artifacts and an antique bible collection.
The museum has a mile-long bird sanctuary trail along the San Pedro River, on which visitors may take a stroll. Visitors do need to know that this is a monastery and that no beachwear or shorts are allowed.
The museum has a gift shop and art gallery for visitors to walk browse through.
The Holy Trinity Monastery Historical Museum is open every day except Wednesday afternoons. The hours are from 9:00 to 11:30 and 2:00 to 4:00 pm. There is no admission charge, although donations are appreciated.
The museum is in the town of Saint David, just seven miles south of Benson on State Highway 80. You need to look for signs once you are in town. If you would like to call in advance that would be advisable, 520-720-4016.
The Holy Trinity Monastery Historical Museum is a peaceful spot to rest and take in nature.