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“Outstanding Historical Site”

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Ranked #1 of 23 things to do in Tubac
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed February 27, 2014

This is a must-see for the military history buff. It had an impressive display of Spanish and Mexican military artifacts including a Spanish 18th century lancer and horse with leather armor and barding. There is also an interesting graph showing the inverse relationship between the size of the valley's garrison and Apache raids.

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Visited in January 2014, with the wife on a recent vacation. A very interesting place. Lots of good things to see. Well worth the time! Good for all ages.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

I love history and I love learning about things I never knew about before. The presidio is gone except for the foundation which is visible in an underground display accessible only by stairs, however, there are several other buildings on the site which are interesting to look at and the museum talking about life in the presidio is worth the time. The museum also houses Arizona's oldest printing press and it still works! The docent was very helpful and a wealth of information!

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very interesting Spanish history, presented well by enthusiastic volunteers. Well worth a visit. Plenty of parking and accessiblity.

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Reviewed December 1, 2013

A very credible little museum, Tubac has a significant history and the state part, now run by volunteers after budget cuts, does a good job of sharing the highlights. The day we were there they also had a chocolate story, you could grind cocoa pods and drink a central american style hot chocolate beverage.

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