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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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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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A lot of time and effort and money has been put into this attraction it's well put together an interesting history of the area. There's a little video to watch at the beginning a... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

A lot of time and effort and money has been put into this attraction it's well put together an interesting history of the area. There's a little video to watch at the beginning a nice gift shop wonderful docents and several outbuildings and a museum building with Antiquities that is fascinating. I am originally from this area and I have... More 

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Marco Island
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Start with the 9 minute movie featuring Will Rogers narrating the exciting events in Tubac history- Visit the schoolhouse (1885) with rules written on the blackboard for teachers AND students. Living History Demonstrations ( check website for days and times) Nice gift/book store/ helpful knowledgeable staff

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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

I enjoyed looking at all of the history about Tubac. My husband loves history so he REALLY enjoyed it!

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Tehachapi, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a very well done small scale museum. Artifacts were presented in a sequential manner and labels were very informative. This place had a room that depicted Southwest life in the Old West by an excellent artist. The people who run the museum were very kind, friendly and helpful. The admission is quite reasonable. The grounds are well kept.... More 

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Versailles, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

The park does an excellent job of telling the story of Old Tubac. The history of Tubac dates back to the earliest Spanish exploration of southern Arizona. The exhibits are great, but the museum is the best part of the visit. If you are into history plan to spend at least a couple of hours in the museum alone.

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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I was especially impressed by the real artifacts during the period so you could see and feel what it was like to live here in the 17and 1800's. A very enjoyable overview of the area. Don't miss it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

We visited Tubac during the Festival in early December. The town and festival were great. A highlight for us --being history buffs and life-long learners--was the Presidio Park. We attended two talks: one on Women and the Frontier and another the AZ Balladeer--Dolan Ellis. Fun. The Museum is excellent. The volunteers make the place happen. They program the place....they make... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

We visited here with family over Thanksgiving weekend. While it was a decent drive from Tucson it was completely worthwhile. We toured the entire grounds and outbuildings but the presidio excavation site and the main museum were the highlights. It was fascinating to learn of the extensive history represented in this region that predates the American Revolution. One doesn't often... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

The part of the Presidio remaining is an exhibit showing a portion of the foundation. However, the museum is very good and worth a visit if you are interested in Arizona/Southwestern history.

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Tubac, Arizona
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Included in the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is a museum which is beautifully done. Artifacts, costumes, maps, photos fill this spacious display, artfully arranged and chock full of history about Tubac, an area which has played a significant role in early California.We were so intrigued w went back a second time.

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