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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
+1 520-398-2252
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Comprehensive historical exhibit for the area

This is a compact park that contains a lot of information about the Tubac area and its significance... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sharon B
What A Beauty

This is a place that takes you back in time. Experience a time way back. Christmas time is... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Jean M
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Green Valley, Arizona
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Come to Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and experience a full sweep of Southwest history! We showcase every culture (Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Pioneer American, and Arizonian) with award-winning artifacts and displays to bring 2,000 years of history to life. See Arizona's first printing press, our original 1885 school house, and much more. Tubac was recently named one of 14 must-see destinations in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. Come and see why!
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1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a compact park that contains a lot of information about the Tubac area and its significance in history. The old schoolhouse is particularly interesting, as is the printing press/newspaper history. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful.

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is a place that takes you back in time. Experience a time way back. Christmas time is unbelievably beautiful It's a time you walk back in time. It's a place you walk and talk with one and another or with a large group. The...More

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

The Tubac Presidio had a huge role in Southwest history, and this site and the knowledgeable staff show how it all happened. The excavation, the demonstrations, exhibits and personal contact with the docents all make this a memorable and valuable visit.

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This place brought back so many memories of my college days of being 'on a dig'. All of the displays are very well presented & the museum is very nice !!! Run by docents & their recently established non-profit organization, they have done an outstanding...More

Thank Rebel500
Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words. The state did fund the air conditioning in the schoolhouse for which our summer visitors are very grateful :) but the volunteers do see to the daily operation of the park.

Reviewed 29 June 2017

The presidio in Tubac is a real eye opener. So much Arizona history in this first European settlement in the state. The site is beautifully preserved, the small garden a labor of love, the schoolhouse educational, and the museum crammed with artifacts. And when you're...More

Thank rilsat
Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

What a nice summary of all we offer here. Thanks. If you are still in the area July 4th in the morning, come join our free celebration of the holiday!

Reviewed 28 June 2017

A visit to the Tubac Presidio takes you back to the 1680's when Father Kino began his trek into the America's. Arizona's first state park is a must on your bucket list. The grounds are beautiful, the museum grand and you can bring your dog.

Thank bajaarizonat
Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thanks for the review. On a good day, we not only have a lot of history to share, but dog treats as well! :)

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Took some out of town visitors to see Tubac. We hadn't been in many years and I forgot just how interesting this place is. We all love learning about the history so everyone found it interesting.

Thank Auntzann
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Great restoration. We especially enjoyed getting to see the underground foundations and excavations. This is a good place to visit if you are interested in archeology. They have a number of interesting pieces in the on site museum as well.

Thank Shänna S
Tubac P, Front Office Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you Shanna. The site was excavated in the 1970s and has been making more history ever since.

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Great piece of Southwest history well-presented. Staff were helpful and knowledgeable. I like the self-guided tour concept so you can pace yourself to give most time to the parts that interest you most. We spent about two hours. Wear comfy shoes and carry water if...More

Thank Betty B
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Learn how America was settled from the south before the English came. The museum is small but professionally done. The area is very rich in history. It is at the north end of the Anza trail from Tumacacori. Make it part of your shopping trip...More

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Anita S
7 December 2016|
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Response from Tubac P | Property representative |
Anita, thanks for thinking of us. Adults of all ages are $5. This fee helps the Friends of the Presidio keep the schoolhouse, archaeological exhibit, museum, 100+ year old Rojas House and Otero Hall open for you to explore... More
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