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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
+1 520-398-2252
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Interesting and informative

We enjoyed our visit to Tupac Presidio SHP. It is very well done with many interesting articles on... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2017
J907DUbarbarac
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Durango, Colorado
Shopping time for the wife

Nice little town with several stores with nice handcrafted Mexican artifacts. Were comfy shoes take... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
marcelor576
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Phoenix, 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 24 March 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Tupac Presidio SHP. It is very well done with many interesting articles on display with great information also displayed. We were handed a nice guide for our independent walking tour that was also very informative. It was Arizona's first state...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Nice little town with several stores with nice handcrafted Mexican artifacts. Were comfy shoes take water and enjoy. I don't recommend taking young kids, it's more of a location for couples to browse and shop. Definitely nice stop to visit. Ask me any question!

1  Thank marcelor576
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Situated right in the village of Tubac the state park is an outdoor and indoor museum telling the story for The Presidio. The building doesn't exist anymore. Digs have revealed the history of this plot of land back to when the native people occupied the...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Very interesting. History of area, self guided walking tour. A pleasant two hours. Beautiful garden with plants and cacti. Nice spot for a rest and a snack.

Thank Ronald M
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

A lot of time and effort and money has been put into this attraction it's well put together an interesting history of the area. There's a little video to watch at the beginning a nice gift shop wonderful docents and several outbuildings and a museum...More

2  Thank Jeanne V
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Start with the 9 minute movie featuring Will Rogers narrating the exciting events in Tubac history- Visit the schoolhouse (1885) with rules written on the blackboard for teachers AND students. Living History Demonstrations ( check website for days and times) Nice gift/book store/ helpful knowledgeable...More

1  Thank Marilyn W
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

I enjoyed looking at all of the history about Tubac. My husband loves history so he REALLY enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

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...More

1  Thank George H
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 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.

Thank Robert B
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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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