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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
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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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One nice stroll back in Time

This was a nice stop for a pleasant walk to see interesting historical displays and the school house is really a treat.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2016
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Seward, Alaska
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Seward, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

This was a nice stop for a pleasant walk to see interesting historical displays and the school house is really a treat.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Had a chance to visit this park during our brief stay near Tubac. Enjoyed the historic perspective of the town and area, nice displays and informative museum on site. Would recommend a visit if you like local history. Priced reasonably.

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Cle Elum, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We came expecting only to be seeing and learning about the fort, but instead also encountered a large and well laid out museum of the cultural history of southern Arizona. Wish we had had more time than the hour till closing we'd allowed.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Some interesting facts about the fort itself but all-in-all disappointing. The info about the time period was interesting. Would not recommend unless you are looking for time to kill and have nothing better to do.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

I've been to Tubac about 5 times, but never before went to the museum. I loved the printing press, the school room, the long corridors filled with exhibits, the movie, and the self-guided tour. The volunteers who run this place do an amazing job. And what other museum has a standard poodle as Associate Director?

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Anyone who appreciates stepping back in history will enjoy this must see stop. Good selection of books in the gift shop too. Friendly staff.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

See this historic site in context with a visit to Tumacacori. Unfortunately the town of Tubac has turned into a tourist trap since I visited 20 years ago.

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

After a day of perusing Tubac's many shops, we headed over to the Tubac Presidio just outside the main shopping area for a dose of history. We had visited the mission at Tumacacori in the morning, so it was interesting to compare. The presidio was a Spanish stronghold, and thus focuses on the history of the area from a more... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

This is a somewhat hidden historical gem that is well worth the stop. It strikes the perfect balance for a family visit - not too much, not too little. The mix of exhibits, inside and outside, is excellent and the staff are warm and helpful. A detailed written guidebook that supplements the posted information with interesting details is available. Be... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Nicely arranged and documented. Conveniently located to all Tubac galleries and shops. Fairly priced entrance fee and well-stocked "gift" shop w/ everything from historical relevance to souvenirs.

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