Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, Tubac

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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, located in Tubac, Arizona, USA, preserves the ruins of the Presidio San Ignacio de Tubac and various other buildings, thereby presenting a timeline of human settlement in this Southern Arizona town. The park contains a museum, a number of historic sites, an underground archeology exhibit displaying the excavated foundations of the Tubac Presidio, and a picnic area. Various cultural events are held on-site throughout the year, including Anza Days (October), Los TubaqueƱos living history presentations (Sundays from October through March), archeological tours, and nature walks. Until recently, the park was administered by Arizona State Parks and was the first park in the Arizona state park system. As a result of budget cutbacks, the Tubac Presidio was scheduled to be closed in 2010, but was rescued by local residents and the Tubac Historical Society. It is now operated by The Friends of the Presidio and staffed with dedicated volunteers.For even more information about Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, visit their official website or join the discussion on Facebook!
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  • 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...  more »
  • This is the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park . There was a school here. They found Jump Rope,marbles.hopscotch.. in1885 They found thethe children's Garden. Captain's House and Presidio...  more »
  • I really enjoyed this state parks. It was cool to learn that this was the first one! The schoolhouse was the really fun. Loved reading all the old rules the teachers as well as a student's had. Great stuff in the museum.
  • This is a wonderful small historical park that you tour at your own pace. The videos were very informative, the staff engaging and helpful, and the book shop wonderful. We'll definitely return with friends when they visit us now that we live nearby.

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