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.
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 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.
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.
Adults (14+): $7.00
Youth (7-13): $2.00
Child (0-6): Free
“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.”
Charles D. Poston, Autobiography