Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park: Hours, Address, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 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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Robert U
Tucson, AZ153 contributions
Tubac's #1 History Stop
Jul 2021
When visiting Tubac and you want to get to know its history, you've got to stop here. It took me around 45 minutes to complete the early, self-guiding tour and I was kept interested the entire time. It's a $7 entry fee and begins with a 7-minute historical video. A very good historical perspective of the area.
Written July 19, 2021
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westchicago
Carefree, AZ1,391 contributions
Don' miss this park and Museum - well worth an hour or more
May 2021
A terrific historic park and the museum is interesting and extensive and deserves at least an hour; also, the gardening around the park is very good
Written May 9, 2021
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GiseppeGord
717 contributions
Very Well Done
Apr 2021
A most pleasant and educational experience. There is a five minute video prior to touring. Gift shop inside. Self-guided tour with written guide. All of the exterior areas were well detailed. There is an old school house, undergroud site to see foundation of original Presidio. Museum is very well done with historical artifacts going back 300-400 years.Admission is $7 and worth it. We spent about two hours and found the visit most amenable. Would definitely recommend. You will come away with enhanced learning of the Spanish, Indian, Mexican influence in this part of Southern AZ. A must stop if in the Tubac area.
Written April 9, 2021
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LorAlves
Los Angeles, CA106 contributions
Lovely grounds and interesting history
Mar 2021
We toured the entire property including the area near the river in the back. The experimental garden in the back was a highlight and should not be missed especially later in the spring.
Written March 15, 2021
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KStoAZ
Lawrence, KS30 contributions
Local History at It’s Best
Feb 2021 • Solo
This is a museum above & below ground. It is a self guided tour (you have a pamphlet to follow) that begins with a short overview film. The reasonable cost is only $7. I really enjoyed the Griffin Museum portion. All items & artifacts are well displayed. They even have an extensive bookstore within their visitors center. You can take as long as you want with all the exhibits. Well done.
Written February 20, 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Enjoying the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Feb 2020
This is the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
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There was a school here.
They found Jump Rope,marbles.hopscotch.. in1885
They found thethe children's Garden.

Captain's House and Presidio Headquartrs,There is a church ndarby.
They found Adobe.

Chocolate was an extremely popular beverage.
There was a telescopeLearning .

The press printed the first newspaper, March3,1859.
They found pictures.
Written January 22, 2021
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Richard M
382 contributions
Good for the history
Jan 2021
Along this trail are missions built a one-day or less ride apart and this is part of the group. It only takes a few minutes to go trough what is open.
Written January 10, 2021
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ssparlin
Grants Pass, OR542 contributions
More than anticipated
Jan 2021
This tour turned out to be so much more than I had anticipated. It took close to 2 hours. The Museum is FANTASTIC. So well organized and presented. Would highly recommend
Written January 3, 2021
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CHope8
Sedona, AZ41 contributions
Delightfully well done historical experience!
Nov 2020
Movie, museum, gardens, art & historical buildings! Nice little gift shop. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff/volunteers! If in Tubac not to be missed!
Written November 15, 2020
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TMACK M
Grand Junction, CO61 contributions
Interesting museum, nice gift shop, but can we dispense with the pro-colonist/anti-Native spin on history though?
Nov 2020 • Couples
The volunteer docents were so kind and very helpful. It made it easier to look past how a Euro- centric interpretation of the region's history is at the core of the park. It would be helpful to balance the Presidio's history with how the Apache became resistant to invading settlers. There's an underlying subtext to references about those tribes which makes me think we're not fully aware of how the Spanish and later the U.S. military dominated and subjugated both the more docile Tohono o'odham and militant Apache native people. This is a perfect example of how history is written from the perspective of the victorious. I hope the park administration and kindly volunteers can at least think about that.
Written November 13, 2020
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