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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
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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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Wow. Who knew this was here in Tubac.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2016
Karen R
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Eagan, Minnesota
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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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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2015

Presidio is a delight. The graphics and exhibits are first rate. We have studied the desert and native populations for many years but we found new information here. The centerpiece of the exhibits at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is the underground display of the presidio's foundations. Excavated in 1974 by archeologists from the University of Arizona, portions of the... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

A visitor gets the full sweep of Southwest history here at the oldest Spanish presidio in AZ. The park is located in the heart of Tubac and showcases every culture (Native American, Spanish, Mexican, Pioneer American and Arizonian) with artifacts and displays. A visit here is enhanced by willing staff and volunteers that are helpful, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The Tubac... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

If it is your first time here, would suggest to stop by the park first to get you acquainted with the history behind this area, before you start wandering around the town. It should help you understand why there are such a diversity of art, galleries, etc. in this small town. The 7-minute video that they will put on request... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

Well worth the visit, interesting collection tastefully and thoughtfully presented. staff and volunteers are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and pleasant. the gardens are interesting and unusual.

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