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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
+1 520-398-2252
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Worth more than the entrance fee

Very interesting place with lots of history and good displays & explanations. Helpful people at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TriRidge
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Issaquah, Washington
Worth the time.

Great spot for families exploring local history. Short film. Lots of artifacts. Helpful guides... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nuwildcat65
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Portland, Oregon
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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...more
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1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
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+1 520-398-2252
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place with lots of history and good displays & explanations. Helpful people at the desk. Good movie introduction. At times there are people in period costumes demonstrating work from the past. There's also a museum which we didn't get into, but we heard...More

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Tubac P, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are happy you enjoyed your experience at the Tubac Historical State Park and Museum! We hope you are able to come back to visit us in the future! The museum has many interesting exhibits including Arizona's...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for families exploring local history. Short film. Lots of artifacts. Helpful guides. There is frequently a local art exhibit as well.More

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Tubac P, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Tubac Historical State Park and Museum! We strive to make it a welcoming place for visitors of all ages! We encourage families to explore our where children can play in the yard of our 1885 School...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is really an impressive historical museum covering the ages. It has both indoor and outdoor displays and re-creations with great descriptions. If your anywhere close bye you need to take the time to explore it. You will not be disappointed.More

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Tubac P, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum does indeed highlight the rich history of Tubac, Arizona's earliest European settlement.Our museum holds interpretive exhibits featuring Native American, Spanish Colonial, Mexican Republic and Anglo Territorial cultures. We are...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worked our way past the pottery shops to this nice historic park Relics of the past with good presentations to reflect the different periods of time. Great video in the beginning to get you started Worth seeingMore

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Tubac P, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum, Arizona's first state park! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review! Tubac has a rich history and we strive to tell the Tubac story, and the story of the various...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

For just $5 per person, my husband and I saw a film on the history of Tubac and spent two hours viewing the indoor and outdoor exhibits, including a restored barrio-style home, old-fashioned schoolhouse, art exhibit hall, and a long and comprehensive indoor museum hall,...More

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Tubac P, Park Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! Our goal is to give visitors a taste of old Tubac and to share our rich history with them. We are happy you enjoyed your visit! The Presidio State Park depends...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

After visiting a series of shops and galleries around town, the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park was a refreshing surprise. Perhaps our expectations were lowered by the five dollar admission fee, but we were more than impressed by the series of buildings that provided descriptions...More

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Tubac P, Park Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our park! We strive to keep our park affordable so that more people can come and learn about the rich history of our village and the surrounding area. The Tubac Presidio is...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

So glad that we visited the Presidio State Historic Park. So much information was available and the staff was very knowledgeable. We could have stayed for hours!

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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Gerald G. thank you so much for your positive input about our museum. We strive to educate, intrigue, and inspire. Hope to see you again soon! Shannon

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

I love to visit museums and I am often disappointed by poorly lit interpretive descriptions or other hard to read stuff about the displays. This museum does not do that. The display descriptions are well lit and well positioned for reading and learning, The museum...More

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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Bill, We are so glad you enjoyed your time visiting our museum. Thank you for posting your comments to Trip Advisor. We greatly appreciate it! Tubac's history is vast and fascinating and we do our best to express that with our exhibitions in our museum,...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the history that has been preserved in this museum/park as we traveled through the various buildings which depicted the previous culture and dwellings of this area of Tubac. Definitely worth the $5 admission. Visit here and then move on to...More

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Tubac P, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your time visiting The Tubac State Park and Museum, Arizona's first state park! . Tubac's history is vast and fascinating and we do our best to express that with thes exhibitions in our museum. Our underground excavation exhibit shows...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Santa Cruz County, Arizona has rich history dating back to 2,00 years ago where the Tubac Presidio Park is home to many historical artifacts that will take you back to the early 1700's where it is also home to the National Register of Historic Places:...More

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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you so very much for supporting the Tubac Presidio! We look forward to future collaboration with the Nogales- Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce. Thanks again!

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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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