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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

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Address: 1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
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+1 520-398-2252
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Come to Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and experience a full sweep of...

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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This is a very well done small scale museum. Artifacts were presented in a sequential manner and labels were very informative. This place had a room that depicted Southwest life... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
judy r
Tehachapi, California
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Tehachapi, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very well done small scale museum. Artifacts were presented in a sequential manner and labels were very informative. This place had a room that depicted Southwest life in the Old West by an excellent artist. The people who run the museum were very kind, friendly and helpful. The admission is quite reasonable. The grounds are well kept.... More 

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Versailles, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park does an excellent job of telling the story of Old Tubac. The history of Tubac dates back to the earliest Spanish exploration of southern Arizona. The exhibits are great, but the museum is the best part of the visit. If you are into history plan to spend at least a couple of hours in the museum alone.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was especially impressed by the real artifacts during the period so you could see and feel what it was like to live here in the 17and 1800's. A very enjoyable overview of the area. Don't miss it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited Tubac during the Festival in early December. The town and festival were great. A highlight for us --being history buffs and life-long learners--was the Presidio Park. We attended two talks: one on Women and the Frontier and another the AZ Balladeer--Dolan Ellis. Fun. The Museum is excellent. The volunteers make the place happen. They program the place....they make... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We visited here with family over Thanksgiving weekend. While it was a decent drive from Tucson it was completely worthwhile. We toured the entire grounds and outbuildings but the presidio excavation site and the main museum were the highlights. It was fascinating to learn of the extensive history represented in this region that predates the American Revolution. One doesn't often... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The part of the Presidio remaining is an exhibit showing a portion of the foundation. However, the museum is very good and worth a visit if you are interested in Arizona/Southwestern history.

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Tubac, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Included in the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is a museum which is beautifully done. Artifacts, costumes, maps, photos fill this spacious display, artfully arranged and chock full of history about Tubac, an area which has played a significant role in early California.We were so intrigued w went back a second time.

Thank Christine E
La Grange Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A lot of information for a small place. We liked getting to see the first printing press in Arizona. We also liked getting to see artifacts that are older than the United States.

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

While in Tucson, my husband and I decided to take the drive to Tubac and visit the presidio. It's well worth the trip. It's must cooler and greener. The staff was so very helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed walking the site, with each area to explore. If you enjoy history, this is a must stop. Also, we had a buy... More 

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Franklin, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Toured this facility with Jennifer Tougas. Very, very knowledgeable and made the experience so much more meaningful! Very educational for our 8 year old. The schoolhouse was especially interesting to him! :)

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