Tubac Presidio Park

Tubac Presidio Park Arizona’s first State Park, Arizona’s oldest European community, and the best preserved Spanish Colonial Presidio site in Arizona. Official Page
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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park preserves the site of the oldest Spanish presidio, or fort, in Arizona. Established in 1752, the Presidio San Ignacio de Tubac was the first European settlement in what later became the state of Arizona. No visit to Tubac is complete without a stop at Arizona’s first state park located in the heart of Tubac village. The Tubac Presidio is one of only three presidios in Arizona and is one of the rare sites where the story of New Spain’s presidios can be adequately told. (A presidio is buried under downtown Tucson and another is near Fairbank in Cochise County.) Tubac Presidio State Historic Park was due to close in March, 2010 when the Arizona Legislature swept Arizona State Parks funds. The community of Tubac came together and succeeded in crafting a Public-Private Partnership that allowed Arizona’s first state park to remain open and available to the public.

Concerts and Cowgirls! Don't miss these rootin' tootin' events at the Tubac Presidio! Call to reserve your seats. 520-39...
02/28/2019

Concerts and Cowgirls! Don't miss these rootin' tootin' events at the Tubac Presidio! Call to reserve your seats. 520-398-2252 Teodoro Ted Ramirez #azstateparks #tubacpresidio #visittubac #arizona

The schoolhouse lit by the morning sun breaking over the horizon.
02/27/2019

The schoolhouse lit by the morning sun breaking over the horizon.

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Tumacácori National Historical Park
02/24/2019

Tumacácori National Historical Park

Why do humans feel compelled to "leave their mark" on walls and when does that mark move from vandalism to a historic cultural resource? Many names have been etched and drawn onto Tumacácori's walls.

Join Rangers Rick and Gabby on Thursday, February 28th at 10:00 a.m. for a special program exploring the tension between graffiti, art, and history.

Enjoy the snow pictures. As of Friday we'll be at 78 degrees. Winter is, well, over...except maybe one more burst at Eas...
02/24/2019

Enjoy the snow pictures. As of Friday we'll be at 78 degrees. Winter is, well, over...except maybe one more burst at Easter. In the meantime. Break out the Hawaiian shirts and your shorts.

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02/22/2019

Another beautiful #snowyday in #tubac #arizona #visittubac #communitystrong #az #visitarizona #tubacpresidio #tubacpresidiopark #anzatrail #azstateparks #anzatrailnps

The Tohono O'odham, Sobaipuri, and resilient women of the Southwest are lecture topics coming up. February 23rd, Archaeo...
02/18/2019

The Tohono O'odham, Sobaipuri, and resilient women of the Southwest are lecture topics coming up. February 23rd, Archaeologist, Dr. Deni Seymour presents along with Elder Tony Burrell and David Tenario--learn their past in new ways. March 2nd, Author and historian, Jan Cleere will present, "Never the Less, She Persisted'--remarkable women of the Southwest. Call to reserve seating #520-398-2252. Tickets $10.
#TubacPresidio #History #Archaeology #Remarkablewomen #TohonoOodham #Sobaipuri

Check out our collection of #historic #ValentinesDay cards on display in our 1800's #schoolhouse  . #tubacpresidio #tuba...
02/14/2019

Check out our collection of #historic #ValentinesDay cards on display in our 1800's #schoolhouse . #tubacpresidio #tubacpresidiopark #anzatrail #azstateparks #anzatrailnps #tubac #arizona #visittubac #communitystrong #az #visitarizona

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Ted Ramirez Concert Series presents: Don Armstrong and Earl Edmonson this Sunday, February 3rd, 2pm-4pm. Tickets $20. Ca...
01/31/2019

Ted Ramirez Concert Series presents: Don Armstrong and Earl Edmonson this Sunday, February 3rd, 2pm-4pm. Tickets $20. Call to reserve your seat! 520-398-2252. #tedramirez #tubacpresidio #concert

Book signing by famed local author, Jan Cleere. This Saturday, February 2nd, 2pm-3pm at the Tubac Presidio. Call to rese...
01/31/2019

Book signing by famed local author, Jan Cleere. This Saturday, February 2nd, 2pm-3pm at the Tubac Presidio. Call to reserve your seat! 520-398-2252. Tickets $10, Tubac Presidio Members are FREE! #jancleere #tubacpresidio #events

The Anza Trail currently is a lake and mud bog 1.5 miles above Tumacacori NHP.!
01/30/2019

The Anza Trail currently is a lake and mud bog 1.5 miles above Tumacacori NHP.!

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Three brand new signs are in the ground at the Presidio. Thanks to the volunteers who installed them.
01/24/2019

Three brand new signs are in the ground at the Presidio. Thanks to the volunteers who installed them.

Michael Kotutwa Johnson, a Hopi Tribal member and traditional dry farmer, will discuss the connection between Hopi spiri...
01/23/2019

Michael Kotutwa Johnson, a Hopi Tribal member and traditional dry farmer, will discuss the connection between Hopi spirituality and their ancient agricultural ties at the Tubac Presidio. He gave a similar talk at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian this last December. DON'T MISS THIS LECTURE! Call to reserve your seat this Sunday, January 27, 2pm-3pm. $10 (520) 398-2252. #marchforscienceaz #tubacpresidio #dryfarming #universityofarizona

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Guided Tour of the Tubac Pueblo Archaeological Site Monday, January 21st 11 am – 2 pm. Meet at the Park’s Visitor Ce...
01/18/2019

Guided Tour of the Tubac Pueblo Archaeological Site Monday, January 21st
11 am – 2 pm.
Meet at the Park’s Visitor Center. Tour involves a walk of about 1-1/4 miles.
This special tour by Phil Halpenny and Gwen Griffin explores the Spanish Colonial archaeological site just south of the Park. This site preserves the remains of the original Tubac town site, including residence foundations, plaza area, refuse area and irrigation canal. Participants are asked to sign 'An Acknowledgement of Risk Factors' before entering.
$10 fee includes admission to tour the Presidio Park. Tour limited to 15; reservations encouraged, 520-398-2252 or [email protected].

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Snow day at Tubac Presidio Parktubac ! Help us build a snow person. #tubacpresidio #tubacpresidiopark #anzatrail #azstat...
01/02/2019

Snow day at Tubac Presidio Parktubac ! Help us build a snow person. #tubacpresidio #tubacpresidiopark #anzatrail #azstateparks #anzatrailnps #2019 #happynewyear

01/01/2019

We are placing a notice for our friends at Tumacacori National Historical Park. A reserved ranger led hike along the Anza Trail is scheduled for Saturday, January 5. If the government shutdown continues this hike will NOT occur. Please check your news outlets for the latest info on the shutdown.

Tubac is a town full of wonderful hidden gems of history. Some are right before your eyes like the Schoolhouse and Herre...
12/29/2018

Tubac is a town full of wonderful hidden gems of history. Some are right before your eyes like the Schoolhouse and Herrera House. Others are hidden underground like the presidio itself and the pueblo which grew up just south of the military installation. The Pueblo took shape immediately after the Spanish began to build the Presidio in 1753.

Starting in 1989 archaeological excavations and surveys located an acequia (irrigation canal), various houses, an abundance of good trash including firearm parts that reinforced the trade route upon which Tubac sits.

The examination also revealed an ore processing structure belonging to the 1850's mining boom period.

One can only imagine what further archaeological treaures lie beneath the surface all around Tubac. Only time will tell.

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What a gorgeous day for a festival! Come check out our booth, and all the fabulous vendors, food, activities, and entert...
12/01/2018

What a gorgeous day for a festival! Come check out our booth, and all the fabulous vendors, food, activities, and entertainment today 10-5, and tomorrow 10-4. FREE festival!!!Go online to www.nps.gov/tuma/index.htm for schedule of events. #tumacacorinp @tumacacorinps #anzatrail #mission #festival #tubacpresidio #onetrailmanystories #tubac #az #igers

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Tubac Presidio was acknowledged in the National Sons of the American Revolution magazine.
11/28/2018

Tubac Presidio was acknowledged in the National Sons of the American Revolution magazine.

Are you looking to make a positive impact this holiday season? Donate to the #tubacpresidio and you will be building str...
11/27/2018

Are you looking to make a positive impact this holiday season? Donate to the #tubacpresidio and you will be building strong communities in #santacruz county. Help us provide educational programs for children in one of #arizona 's lowest income counties. Call us to find out more. Happy holidays! #tubacpresidio #givingtuesday #hope #education #investinthefuture #children 520-398-2252 #communitystrong

11/25/2018

Sometimes it just isn’t your calling….

The Alferez Don Joseph de Huandurraga served as a officer in the Tubac Presidio company from December 1760 until October 1763. He was a 29 year old native of Sonora, and considered at first to be of a competent disposition. By the end of his tour he had not shown anything special in his service, displaying little intelligence and management. He was generally disliked by all the soldiers in the Company.

information provided by Mark Santiago, author of:
A Bad Peace and a Good War: Spain and the Mescalero Apache Uprising of 1795–1799

The @tubacpresidio #giftshop has unique and handcrafted gifts for all the special people on your shopping list this seas...
11/24/2018

The @tubacpresidio #giftshop has unique and handcrafted gifts for all the special people on your shopping list this season...children's toys, books, art, cards, pottery and more! Support local businesses! #shopsmall #shopsmallbusiness #shopsmallsaturday #tubacpresidio #azstateparks #anzatrail #anzatrailnps #az #tubac #holidayshopping #holidays #books #smallbusinesssaturday

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11/21/2018

Happy Thanksgiving from the Presidio staff and volunteers!

11/18/2018

Population Dynamics

In 1848 Tubac had 249 residents. According to Lt Cave Couts, traveling up the Valley, “There are two or more Apaches for every Mexican.” A year later after most of the Mexican males had gone to California for the Gold Rush a traveler noted the only citizens were peaceful Apaches who had adapted to the white man’s ways. There was not a Mexican to be found.

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Don't miss this Friday's discussion with elders from the Tohono O'odham Tribe, 2pm-3:30pm. There will be a farmer's mark...
11/07/2018

Don't miss this Friday's discussion with elders from the Tohono O'odham Tribe, 2pm-3:30pm. There will be a farmer's market and two short films. Call the Tubac Presidio today to reserve your seat 520-398-2252. Tickets are $15. Hope to see you there! #tubacpresidio #tohonooodham #azstateparks #anzatrail #tubac #arizona #visittubac #communitystrong

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Celebrating ancestors.
10/30/2018

Celebrating ancestors.

The big cheese, our Director Shannon, got made up too!
10/30/2018

The big cheese, our Director Shannon, got made up too!

Address

1 Burruel St
Tubac, AZ
85646

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(520) 398-2252

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