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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
+1 520-398-2252
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This place is so much more than I imagined. It is an absolutely beautiful museum and the film they... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
zacnicocruz
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Fantastic expose of 2000 years of Tubac and Arizona history

I wasn't expecting much when I went there but I was blown away at all the various artifacts and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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"printing press"
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"self guided tour"
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"local history"
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"great history"
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"piece of history"
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"one room school house"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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.

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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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Reviewed 19 April 2018 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 seeingMore

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

Thank you for visiting the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum, Arizona's first state park! We appreciate your taking the time to write a review! Tubac has a rich history and we strive to tell the Tubac story, and the story of the various...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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 21 March 2018

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 9 April 2018

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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Anita S
7 December 2016|
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Response from Shannon S | 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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