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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
+1 520-398-2252
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To See History

Worked our way past the pottery shops to this nice historic park Relics of the past with good... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Perkadventures
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Banning, Ca
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Top-notch Museum for a Bargain Price!

For just $5 per person, my husband and I saw a film on the history of Tubac and spent two hours... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MamaMitzi
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Tucson
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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 5 days ago via mobile

Worked our way past the pottery shops to this nice historic park Relics of the past with good presentations to reflect the different periods of time. Great video in the beginning to get you started Worth seeing

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For just $5 per person, my husband and I saw a film on the history of Tubac and spent two hours viewing the indoor and outdoor exhibits, including a restored barrio-style home, old-fashioned schoolhouse, art exhibit hall, and a long and comprehensive indoor museum hall,...More

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Tubac P, Park Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! Our goal is to give visitors a taste of old Tubac and to share our rich history with them. We are happy you enjoyed your visit! The Presidio State Park depends...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting a series of shops and galleries around town, the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park was a refreshing surprise. Perhaps our expectations were lowered by the five dollar admission fee, but we were more than impressed by the series of buildings that provided descriptions...More

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Tubac P, Park Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our park! We strive to keep our park affordable so that more people can come and learn about the rich history of our village and the surrounding area. The Tubac Presidio is...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

So glad that we visited the Presidio State Historic Park. So much information was available and the staff was very knowledgeable. We could have stayed for hours!

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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Gerald G. thank you so much for your positive input about our museum. We strive to educate, intrigue, and inspire. Hope to see you again soon! Shannon

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

I love to visit museums and I am often disappointed by poorly lit interpretive descriptions or other hard to read stuff about the displays. This museum does not do that. The display descriptions are well lit and well positioned for reading and learning, The museum...More

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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2018

Bill, We are so glad you enjoyed your time visiting our museum. Thank you for posting your comments to Trip Advisor. We greatly appreciate it! Tubac's history is vast and fascinating and we do our best to express that with our exhibitions in our museum,...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the history that has been preserved in this museum/park as we traveled through the various buildings which depicted the previous culture and dwellings of this area of Tubac. Definitely worth the $5 admission. Visit here and then move on to...More

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Tubac P, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your time visiting The Tubac State Park and Museum, Arizona's first state park! . Tubac's history is vast and fascinating and we do our best to express that with thes exhibitions in our museum. Our underground excavation exhibit shows...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Santa Cruz County, Arizona has rich history dating back to 2,00 years ago where the Tubac Presidio Park is home to many historical artifacts that will take you back to the early 1700's where it is also home to the National Register of Historic Places:...More

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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you so very much for supporting the Tubac Presidio! We look forward to future collaboration with the Nogales- Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Very well done historical site!!! First state park in AZ! Park staff among the best— friendly, knowledgeable and efficient! The archaeological dig that was preserved was very interesting. The Museum was so well organized with a wealth information about the history of the area. The...More

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Tubac P, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you Sue! Thank you for your visit! We appropriate your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your time visiting our museum. Thank you for posting your comments to Trip Adviser. We greatly appreciate it! See you the next time you are visiting the Presidio....More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I believe most staff are volunteers. The lady who checked us in was very knowledgeable and friendly. They had a lot of items on display in the museum

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Tubac P, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for visiting the Tubac Presidio State Park, Arizona's first state park!! We are indeed staffed almost entirely by volunteers! We love our park and are happy to share it with visitors. We hope you will visit us again soon! Shannon

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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Nice place. Good history. Helpful volunteers. Very educational. Several acres with picnic tables, benches etc.

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Tubac P, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank for visiting the Tubac Presidio State Park! The Tubac Presidio is Arizona's first state park! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit! Please come again soon! Shannon

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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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