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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
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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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Interesting - especially the printing press

The tour is very interesting. Although it is $5 per person, you get a tour book to borrow that adds a lot of information. There is a place where you go below ground and see the... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2016
Chandler, Arizona
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Chandler, Arizona
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

The tour is very interesting. Although it is $5 per person, you get a tour book to borrow that adds a lot of information. There is a place where you go below ground and see the excavation of the original Presidio. But the most interesting to me was the printing press and the video that shows how newspapers were printed... More 

Thank WillB_AZ
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

This is a must visit venue and just continues to grow, if nothing else because of the dedication of staff and volunteers who make it look so wonderful in Spring.

Thank Andrew D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 28 April 2016

this is right at edge of Tubac village, and easy to handle. staff friendly and informative and you really do learn alot

Thank papawis
Glendale, Arizona
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99 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016

This park offers up a lot of information about the area and the museum. It's a nice, short walk around the grounds and the museum with the "ambulance" was interesting. I also enjoyed the school house with the "rules of the school" on the chalkboards. Discipline back in the day! Check it out while visiting Tubac and Tumacacori National Historic... More 

Thank 984deannab
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We came to visit the presidio after visiting Tumacacori. There is a big difference between a state park (Tubac) and a national park (Tumacocori) in terms of how much money each gets, and it pained me to hear that the Tubac exists largely thanks to volunteers. They are doing a great job at Tubac, and this doesn't take away from... More 

Thank desertrat521
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

For all ages this state park depicts our past. Interesting, professional and comfortable, facilities are fit for visitors from the world over. Lives from the past are on display.

Thank Elizabeth T
Oro Valley, Arizona
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Courteous, helpful volunteer at desk. Nice stop to gain some insight the development of the Tuba area.

Thank Susan L
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

This historic town has made itself into a tourist destination and offers a significant number of shops selling all manor of things, a lot of Mexican or of other South American countries origin, some beautiful Native American manufactured rugs, pottery, jewellery (and especially with torquoise) and baskets and some imported merchandise. Not exactly cheap and a need to be aware... More 

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Reviewed 19 March 2016

We stopped by this park for about one and a half hours. If we didn't have small children, I probably could have spend another hour or so more fully exploring the place. There is a self-guided tour around the Presidio with many exhibits covering all important facets of life in historical Arizona. Especially interesting was the presentation of Arizona's involvement... More 

Thank Tom C
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

This park features a nice visitor center, and several well preserved historic buildings, along with a very interesting and well done museum. It was a couple of hours very well spent.

Thank Janet F

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