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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

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Address: 1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
Phone Number: +1 520-398-2252
09:00 - 17:00
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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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A must see place in Tubac...run by the most wonderful volunteers

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We spent about an hour and 1/2 wondering around this amazing historical site. The people in the museum were so informative and nice. It sits on a meadow with lots of trees and flowering bushes in the middle of the artisan area of Tubac. Just the atmosphere was relaxing and inviting. Anyone can take this tour because of it's accessibility.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

While in Tubac to shop, hubby and I decided to visit this Historic Park. We found it interesting,with some nice artifacts. You have to do a bit of walking outside to get to the different buildings, so if you go in the summer, be prepared for heat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is located about 40 miles south of Tucson, north of the Mexico Border off of Interstate 19. The park is in the town of Tubac, an artist colony that has dozens of 'gift' shops. The Park itself is toward the back of the town and has a 1950's museum building, an underground dig showing the... More 

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