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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

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Well organized education of the history of Tubac

Your self-guided tour begins with a video describing Tubac's history from the time of first people... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AmosRedux
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
The Epicenter of History & Culture in Southern Arizona

If you visit anywhere south of Tucson, Tubac is a must-see place. And when in Tubac, the #1... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
RJClancy
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Tubac, 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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Your self-guided tour begins with a video describing Tubac's history from the time of first people to its becoming an artist's colony. You get a printed description of the 13 learning centers on the grounds. The museum details Tubac history with narrative and artifacts. There...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

I expected to see much more of the old presidio and further explanation of its very important role in history. only a small portion of an adobe wall is remaining from the original presidio. There is a (poor) exhibition which tries to explain a little...More

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Shannon S, General Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are very sorry that you were disappointed with the ruins of the original Presidio from the 1700's. We also wish there was more of the building left for us to enjoy. Unfortunately, that is the way of unmaintained adobe left sitting for three hundred...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018

If you visit anywhere south of Tucson, Tubac is a must-see place. And when in Tubac, the #1 attraction is the Tubac Presidio Museum & State Park representing 4 cultures and hundreds of years of history. It is well-laid out, informative and fun. Don't forget...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

This place is so much more than I imagined. It is an absolutely beautiful museum and the film they show before you enter is so informative. My 6 & 8 year olds even loved it here! They have dress up and hands on areas for...More

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Shannon S, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

We are so very happy you, and your children, loved your experience at our park and museum! It is a goal of ours to make sure audiences of all ages are able to learn about Tubac's history through engaging exhibitions and special events. Thank you...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

I wasn't expecting much when I went there but I was blown away at all the various artifacts and exhibits. The underground dugout of the old Presidio showing the tools used there over the years (and bones in the dug out area), the restored ambulance...More

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Shannon S, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you very much for your thoughts. We are very pleased that you thought enough of us to come back to revisit. Hopefully we will see you again when we open new exhibits and have concerts and lectures in the Fall.

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Informative and surprising. A little treat in the midst of the village. I was entertained and learned some things. Sweet, calm, well organized

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Shannon S, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018

Thank you for visiting our park! We are glad you enjoyed the history, buildings and gardens. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 31 May 2018

I've been exploring Spanish Colonialism in the Americas for YEARS. I *LOVE* this stuff. The museum was cool, and all you can see of whats left of the Presidio are some floor tiles. The surrounding buildings are not that charming at all. Overall I feel...More

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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

First off, I am truly sorry you feel that your time would have been better spent at Tumacacori Mission (we love their park too, and think both parks compliment each other perfectly). Their museum definitely focuses more on the native and Spanish Colonial era more...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018

Very interesting place with lots of history and good displays & explanations. Helpful people at the desk. Good movie introduction. At times there are people in period costumes demonstrating work from the past. There's also a museum which we didn't get into, but we heard...More

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Tubac P, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are happy you enjoyed your experience at the Tubac Historical State Park and Museum! We hope you are able to come back to visit us in the future! The museum has many interesting exhibits including Arizona's...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Great spot for families exploring local history. Short film. Lots of artifacts. Helpful guides. There is frequently a local art exhibit as well.More

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Tubac P, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Tubac Historical State Park and Museum! We strive to make it a welcoming place for visitors of all ages! We encourage families to explore our where children can play in the yard of our 1885 School...More

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

This is really an impressive historical museum covering the ages. It has both indoor and outdoor displays and re-creations with great descriptions. If your anywhere close bye you need to take the time to explore it. You will not be disappointed.More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum does indeed highlight the rich history of Tubac, Arizona's earliest European settlement.Our museum holds interpretive exhibits featuring Native American, Spanish Colonial, Mexican Republic and Anglo Territorial cultures. We are...More

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ColoradoTravelnut
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Response from RJClancy | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can use it at The Tubac Presidio. And don't forget to check out the gift shop -- lots of really interesting and unique items/books/gifts for sale.
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AnitaS3854
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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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