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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
+1 520-398-2252
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You will want to visit!!

Very well done historical site!!! First state park in AZ! Park staff among the best— friendly... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2018
suebruno
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Located right in town

I believe most staff are volunteers. The lady who checked us in was very knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
jbn46
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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 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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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Very nice little piece of history in the town of Tubac. You can spend maybe an hour here to get a history lesson then have lunch and do a little shopping in the town. All without moving your car.

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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 State Park and Museum! We are dedicated to preserving the history of our town and are happy to have shared it with you. We hope to see you again! Shannon

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed walking around the grounds and museum. Gives a view of early Tubac and how people lived. Very helpful woman in the gift shop. We were on a tight schedule or would have stayed longer.More

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

Thank you for fitting us into your schedule during your visit to Tubac. Tubac's history is vast and fascinating and we do our best to express that with the exhibits in our Museum, 1885 School House, Underground Archaeological Exhibit, 1890's Rojas house and Otero Hall....More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

In the back of Tubac village sits a piece of history about the area. Nicely done and very informative, this state historical park is the perfect complement to the Tumacacori Nationa Historical Park just down the road. By visiting both, you will get an understanding...More

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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Tom! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at the Tubac Presidio State Park and Museum! You really captured the essence of what we are all about!. We apologize for the overdue response but wanted you to know that we...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I thought this little town, was fun a quant. I want to go back when more things are open. This museum was a great place to find out how Tubac got started. Outside of Tucson about 45 minute drive is this little town called Tubac....More

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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Cindy! The activity in Tubac really got going after your visit! Glad you were able to visit the Tubac Presidio State Park and Museum! We are open year round from 9am-4:30pm. Our park is staffed with volunteers who are always ready to greet guests....More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Some very interesting things , great history. Very nice staff, and were able to tell us all about Tubac.

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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you for your visit! We apologize for the long delay in responding but we wanted to thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. Hope you will visit us again! Shannon

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

This is a compact park that contains a lot of information about the Tubac area and its significance in history. The old schoolhouse is particularly interesting, as is the printing press/newspaper history. The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful.

Thank Sharon B
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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Sharon, Just wanted to say "thank you" for your comments on TripAdvision. We know it has been some time since your visit but we wanted you to know that we appreciate your kind words. All the best, Shannon

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is a place that takes you back in time. Experience a time way back. Christmas time is unbelievably beautiful It's a time you walk back in time. It's a place you walk and talk with one and another or with a large group. The...More

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Tubac P, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Thank you Jean! We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Tubac. We apologize in our delay in responding to your comments but we wanted you to know that we do appreciate them! All the best, Shannon

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Anita S
7 December 2016|
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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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