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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum

The Tubac Presidio is a central site in the history of the Native-American, Spanish, American Southwest, and the quintessential Arizona experience in the town "where art and history meet.” Our Park allows you to explore this spectacular history, bringing relevance and the power of history to today’s global society. We are so grateful for your support in helping the Presidio continue to serve as a cultural, social, and intellectual hub for Southern Arizona.

Our Exhibits

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is the home of many firsts:  the first fort in Arizona; the first European settlement in Arizona; the first American mining community in Arizona; the first printing of a newspaper in Arizona. Tubac Presidio proudly boasts being the very first Arizona State Park. In addition to a notable museum, Tubac Presidio is home to three historic buildings, all on the National Register of Historic Places. The Park is filled with informative and provocative displays with ever changing special exhibitions. Stories abound with 2,000 years of history including native peoples, Spanish colonials, Mexicans, and United States pioneers.

Our Mission

Our mission is to engage and educate the public by providing culturally enriching experiences that make the past more meaningful while also preserving history and our collection for future generations.

Gift Shop

We carry many historic books, children’s books, nature and hiking books, artwork, wood carvings, pottery, games, cards and more.

Visitor Center, Park, and Facility Hours

Wednesday - Sunday
9 am - 5 pm
The last self-guided tour ticket is sold at 4 pm.

December 31st, New Year's Eve 9 am - 1 pm
The last self-guided tour ticket is sold at 12 pm.


Park Fees

Adults (14+): $7.00

Youth (7-13): $2.00

Child (0-6): Free

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“We had no law but love, and no occupation but labor. No government, no taxes, no public debt, no politics.

It was a community in a perfect state of nature.”

Tubac, AZ

Charles D. Poston, Autobiography

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Google Maps sometimes displays directions to our park via a neighborhood at Exit #34. 
We are located in The Village of Tubac at 1 Burruel Street, which is at the eastern end of Tubac Road.
You cannot access our park through "The Barrio" neighborhood at Exit #34.
After you turn onto Plaza Road where the large "Tubac" sign at the entrance of The Village is located, turn right onto Tubac Road, drive 0.3 miles, and we are located at the intersection of Burruel Street and Tubac Road.