We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Review Highlights
Beautiful and immersive

This is a step back through time, and such a wonderfully laid out museum. You walk yourself around... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wedgehut
,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
See the early Spanish history here

Watch a video about the early history of Arizona, then walk the Presidio grounds complete with... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2019
gaylem113
,
Chicago, Illinois
Read all 205 reviews
All photos (154)
All photos (154)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“printing press”(21 reviews)
“arizona history”(10 reviews)
About
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
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Contact
1 Burruel St, Tubac, AZ 85646-1296
More
Improve This Listing
Reviews (205)
Filter reviews
197 results
Traveler rating
125
58
9
4
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
125
58
9
4
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews printing press self guided tour arizona history state historic park walking tour local history entrance fee short film one room school house own pace two hours organized museum early history native americans indoor museum worth seeing basic understanding
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 197 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a step back through time, and such a wonderfully laid out museum. You walk yourself around the old site, reliving life from Tubac's past. So beautiful! There's a little bit of everything...archeology, botany, slice-of-life, art, history, interactive exhibits. Plus, the volunteer staff are...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank wedgehut
Shannon S, General Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so VERY glad you had such a wonderful experience while visiting our park! We definitely agree that "there's a bit of everything" here. Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We hope to see you again--especially this Fall when...More

Reviewed April 1, 2019

Watch a video about the early history of Arizona, then walk the Presidio grounds complete with school in use into this Century. Gardens and Museum. Gift Shop. Special Events. Admission fee.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gaylem113
Shannon S, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2019

Yes, indeed. We are currently also featuring an art exhibit on Waterways as we are hosting the Smithsonian Waterways exhibit starting in October.

Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

I loved the museum and gift shop! The staff were especially helpful with questions regarding Tubac’s history and for a cheap 5 dollars you get a movie about it’s quite tumultuous history and self guided tour. Also great books to buy for young and old!...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mary K
Shannon S, Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2019

Thank you for your kind thoughts. We try to keep a well stocked book store and keep the site safe, clean and interesting.

Reviewed March 6, 2019

Lovely educational store with lots of books.the self tour was very enlightening. the old house that was lived in until 1989 and the school room with instructions for the teachers for a normal day in 1872..the chalk board with how many lashes you received for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Queenswhoclean
Shannon S, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Tubac Presidio State Park and Museum! As you discovered, there is lots to see here at the "Presidio". In addition to the buildings that you mentioned we have a museum that...More

Reviewed March 3, 2019

I was underwhelmed when my husband said hey we have never seen this. I have to say I was very wrong its a history buffs dream its alot more than one building as it appears. The museum is awesome if you love the history of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robin H
Shannon S, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Dear Robin, We are so happy your enjoyed your visit to our State Park and Museum! The Tubac Presidio was the center of this historic town when it was built in the 1780's and it remains an important part of our history today. We have...More

Reviewed March 1, 2019

The Presidio has a great parking lot and starts as a welcome center. At first we thought that was all there was. It has a few artifacts and an informative film. There is also a nice gift shop. Then we learned that tickets could be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dave48838
Shannon S, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2019

Dear Dave, Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy that you and your wife enjoyed your visit to the Tubac Presidio Historic State Park and Museum! As you discovered , there is lots to see here! Our 1885 Historic School House is...More

Reviewed February 20, 2019

My wife and I visited Tubac with family and stopped in the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park to learn a bit more about the history of Arizona. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful and museum and exhibits are well-organized and clearly presented. A very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LightFighter
Shannon S, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Tubac Historical State Park and Museum! Tubac plays a large part in Arizona's history, and the Presidio is an important part of that history. We would...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

Very well-maintained attraction. Lots of interesting history to learn and enjoy. Easy self-paced walking tour. Enjoyable!More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lori G
Shannon S, Director at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2019

Dear Lori, Thank you for visiting the Tubac Presidio State Park and Museum. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit! As you may be aware, the Tubac Presidio is staffed and maintained by volunteers! We appreciate your kind words and hope that you...More

Reviewed February 6, 2019

This park is very well maintained and thought out and anyone interested in the beginnings of Arizona's early history would like to tour the grounds and buildings here

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Mary P
Shannon S, General Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

Thank you so much, Mary for visiting our park and museum! We highly value your opinion and are glad that you enjoyed learning about Arizona's exciting history. Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. See you again!

Reviewed January 30, 2019

the walking tour is easy to follow and takes about an hour,. you could spend a lot of time in the well done museum portion. we enjoyed the area on female rodeo riders and the printing press.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank enzotony
Shannon S, General Manager at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Thanks so much for giving us your valuable opinion! We are so happy you enjoyed your time at our park and museum.We also love our temporary cowgirl exhibition on the female bronc riders. Hope to see you soon!

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Artist's Suite
3 reviews
.17 miles away
Canoa Ranch Golf Resort
702 reviews
12.20 miles away
Santa Rita Lodge
193 reviews
12.61 miles away
Best Western Sonora Inn & Suites
256 reviews
18.00 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 18 nearby restaurants
Elvira's
704 reviews
.25 miles away
Tubac Bakery
7 reviews
.14 miles away
Shelby's Bistro
318 reviews
.15 miles away
Tubac Market
63 reviews
.20 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 34 nearby attractions
Tubac Center of the Arts
94 reviews
.18 miles away
K Newby Gallery & Sculpture Garden
33 reviews
.15 miles away
Cobalt Fine Arts Gallery
23 reviews
.19 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
ColoradoTravelnut
November 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from RJClancy | Reviewed this property |
Since the Presidio is an Arizona State Park, I think it only makes sense that you can. However, in the event that you can’t the admission fee is only a bargain basement cost of $7 per person - half the cost of a movie!
0
Votes
AnitaS3854
December 6, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
0
Votes