Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park Arizona's first State Park, Tubac Presidio SHP in Tubac is filled with history!

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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park's cover photo
07/20/2017

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park's cover photo

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
07/20/2017

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
06/22/2016

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Arizona State Parks
11/03/2015

Arizona State Parks

Take a HIKE! With great Arizona fall weather, it’s the perfect time to explore the state: take a hike, a horseback ride, or a paddle a kayak. The Arizona State Parks Trail Program (http://www.azstateparks.com/trails/index.html) home page has lots of great ideas on WHERE to go. The Arizona State Committee on Trails (ASCOT) has even put together their TOP TRAIL PICKS at http://www.azstateparks.com/trails/trail_toptrails.html You can even learn about some of Arizona’s Historic Trails. So go take a HIKE!

Picture is of Tortilla Mountains by Larry Snead. Passage #15 is a 28 mile section of the AZ Trail, near the Superstition Mountains. Learn more at http://www.aztrail.org/passages/pass_15.html

Nominate Your Favorite Trail! The Trail Program is always on the lookout for new nominations for TRAIL OF THE MONTH. If you know of a hiking, biking, horseback riding, or waterway trail that others should know about please fill out a NOMINATION form; download the form at http://azstateparks.com/trails/downloads/2015_TrailoftheMonth_Form.pdf

#ArizonaTrail #hiking #BeOutdoors #AZCentral #AZTrail #biking #kayaking #TakeAHike #KNXV #KPNX #KPHO #AZRepublic #PhoenixNewTimes

Arizona State Parks
10/08/2015

Arizona State Parks

Sunday, October 11: Don Torivio de Otero Day at Tubac Presidio SHP in Tubac http://azstateparks.com/Parks/TUPR/index.html

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month which honors the contributions of those Hispanics who were instrumental in shaping the history and culture of our nation, Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is delighted to host a special presentation this Sunday in Otero Hall at the park. Governor Ducey has issued a special proclamation proclaiming Sunday, October 11, 2015 as Don Torivio de Otero Day in recognition of his role as:
* Arizona's first European private landowner;
* Arizona's first European lay teacher; and
* the first European private landowner to construct an irrigation system.

Don Torivio was awarded his land grant by the King of Spain on January 10, 1789, three months before George Washington became president of the United States. A petition dated January 26, 1807 documented his many years as a teacher and his work building dams and ditches on his property which is now the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa. Both of these documents are stored in the National Archives Pacific Region and the land grant is the most ancient document in their holdings.

Diana DeLugan, an eighth generation descendant, will speak on her illustrious ancestor in Otero Hall, a building donated to the village of Tubac in 1914 by Don Torivio's great grandson. The Governor's proclamation encourages visitors throughout the state to discover the rich history at Tubac, "Where Art & History Meet."

Refreshments will be served. Call 520-398-2252 to make your reservation today. $7.50 fee includes admission to tour the Park.

This event is sponsored by Tubac Historical Society, Pimeria Alta Historical Society, and the Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is located at 1 Burruel Street in Tubac, Arizona at Exit 34 on I-19 south of Tucson.

#AZHistory #StateParks #HispanicHeritageMonth #Tubac #Tucson #SouthernAZ #TucsonNewsNow

Go "Back in Time" at the latest rare archaeological exhibit at the Tubac Presidio Historic State Park. Learn about the r...
08/14/2015

Go "Back in Time" at the latest rare archaeological exhibit at the Tubac Presidio Historic State Park. Learn about the rich history of the Cerro de Trincheras Archaeological Site. http://goo.gl/jl7r9Z AZStateParks.com/Parks/TUPR Tucson, Arizona Tucson International Airport

Have you been over to the Presidio SHP to check out the new "Greening" yet? http://goo.gl/KfJTVM. There's tons of great ...
06/15/2015
Park Plantings: Green spaces enhancing Presidio

Have you been over to the Presidio SHP to check out the new "Greening" yet? http://goo.gl/KfJTVM. There's tons of great art & history events coming up here this Summer, see them all at AZStateParks.com/Parks/TUPR Tucson, Arizona Tucson News Now News 4 Tucson - KVOA

Fruit trees, bear grass, Spanish lavender and much more are all part of a “greening” that's transforming the out of doors at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park.

Don't forget to stop in this weekend for our May Art Exhibit: The Arizona Cavalcade of HistoryThe Alan B. Davis Gallery ...
05/21/2015

Don't forget to stop in this weekend for our May Art Exhibit: The Arizona Cavalcade of History
The Alan B. Davis Gallery is open with 16 paintings by renowned Western artist William Ahrendt, each depicting a significant event in Arizona’s colorful history. The paintings and their historical narratives were featured as a special 16-part “Cavalcade of History” series in Arizona Highways magazine from 1987 through 1990. Arizona Highways remembers this series as “among the magazine's most remembered illustrations.” The giclées reproductions on canvas were donated to the Tubac Historical Society in memory of longtime Tubac resident and businessman Alan B. Davis. The collection is on permanent display at the Tubac Presidio’s Otero Hall. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13,

Art Exhibit: Entire Month of May!The Arizona Cavalcade of History – The Alan B. Davis Gallery is open with 16 painting...
05/08/2015

Art Exhibit: Entire Month of May!
The Arizona Cavalcade of History – The Alan B. Davis Gallery is open with 16 paintings by renowned Western artist William Ahrendt, each depicting a significant event in Arizona’s colorful history. The paintings and their historical narratives were featured as a special 16-part “Cavalcade of History” series in Arizona Highways magazine from 1987 through 1990. Arizona Highways remembers this series as “among the magazine's most remembered illustrations.” The giclées reproductions on canvas were donated to the Tubac Historical Society in memory of longtime Tubac resident and businessman Alan B. Davis. The collection is on permanent display at the Tubac Presidio’s Otero Hall. Included with park admission: $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
04/30/2015

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

HOT off the "electronic" press! Check out Arizona State Parks May Newsletter. Learn about upcoming events, Create Your A...
04/30/2015

HOT off the "electronic" press! Check out Arizona State Parks May Newsletter. Learn about upcoming events, Create Your Adventure and hike off into the sunset at a Park today! http://p0.vresp.com/5aJ1NR Tubac, Arizona #newsletter #outdoors

Got weekend plans? Check out Saturday's Living History - Colonial Foods event @ the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. ...
04/24/2015

Got weekend plans? Check out Saturday's Living History - Colonial Foods event @ the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Have you voted for your favorite AZ State Park yet? Help them win a chance for a $20k National Sweepstakes at AZStateParks.com/arizonagives Tubac, Arizona

Grab ahold of history this weekend at the Tubac Presidio and join us on Saturday for: Living History: Medicine of the Sp...
04/17/2015

Grab ahold of history this weekend at the Tubac Presidio and join us on Saturday for:
Living History: Medicine of the Spanish Colonial Period
11am.-2pm. When the Spanish soldiers and their families settled Tubac in 1752, there was no doctor or surgeon among them. It was the responsibility of the women to treat their family's physical complaints and wounds. Medicine was basic and dependent on herbs and plants known for their healing properties. This living history program features a display of medicinal herbs and plants, and knowledgeable commentary by an herbalist who will tell visitors how these plants were used by “curanderas” (healers) to treat illness and injuries. $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free.

Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations
11am-3 pm. Professional printer and teacher James Pagels demonstrates the Washington Hand Press used to print Arizona’s first newspaper in 1859 and answers questions about hand press printing, typesetting, and other aspects of this marvel of industrial engineering. Included with park admission $5 adult, $2 youth 7-13, children free. (Repeats April 28, 9am.-1pm. & April 30, 9am.-1pm.)
Create Your Adventure today at AZStateParks.com/parks/TUPR

Arizona State Parks
07/10/2014

Arizona State Parks

September 27: 5K Trail Run & 1-Mile Kids Fun Run at Kartchner Caverns State Park in Benson, Arizona

Come experience the Kartchner Caverns inaugural 5K Trail Run. Come out to run; stay to learn about the bats, the guano, and preservation of the cave. Post-race festival complete with awards ceremony and family fun activities. This unique course will take you through the rugged desert terrain of the Sonoran/Chihuahuan Deserts. The run will include multiple sets of stairs and allows you to run along areas that are normally closed to the public. You will experience majestic views of the entire San Pedro River Valley and the beautiful mountain ranges that surround the park. Park entrance included. Free T-shirt if pre-registered by midnight August 31. The entire course is aboveground. This event is sponsored and operated by the Friends of Kartchner Caverns SP.

Download Event Flier:
http://azstateparks.com/Parks/KACA/downloads/2014_KACA_5K_Run.pdf

Online Registration:
http://www.active.com/benson-az/running/races/guano-happens-5k-trail-run-at-kartchner-caverns-state-park-2014

Event Volunteers: We also need volunteers to make this event a success! If you are interested in helping out, please send an email to reservations(at)azstateparks.gov or call (520) 586-4118 (this phone number is for event volunteer registration only).

Arizona State Parks
05/15/2014

Arizona State Parks

May 17: Annual Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake SP in Patagonia: Bands, Dances & Fun!

http://azstateparks.com/Parks/PALA/index.html

Entrance Station Opens at 7 am. $15 Per Vehicle (up to four adults). Spice up your spring with the Annual Mariachi Festival. Enjoy a wide variety of Southern Arizona Mariachi bands on stage. Featuring authentic Mexican food, hot dogs, hamburgers, kettle corn & shaved ice! Visitors may also bring their own picnic basket and there will be a Piñata for the kids! Don’t forget to bring: Plenty of water, lawn chair, sunscreen, hat. In addition, Patagonia offers fishing, birding, boat tours, nature walks, and great camping.

10 am: Mariachi Nuevo De Nogales (Band)
11 am: Nogales High Apaches (Band)
Noon: Ballet Folklorico De Arizona (Dancers)
1 pm: Mariachi Alegre (Band)
2 pm: Mariachi Aztlan Pueblo High (Band)
3 pm: Sonido De Mexico Mariachi (Band)

Arizona State Parks
03/21/2014

Arizona State Parks

Star Night Parties Saturday March 22 at two Arizona State Parks (and 1 next weekend)
http://azstateparks.com/find/starparty.html

Kartchner Caverns State Park (March 22)
Come spend an evening with your family and friends at the park, and observe the wonders of the night sky through astronomers’ telescopes! Supported by Huachuca Astronomy Club & Astronomers of Verde Valley

2- 5 pm. Afternoon Solar Viewing:
5:30 pm Guest Speaker. Dr. David O’Brien, a research scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson
6:30 pm. After the speaker see planets, stars, comets, galaxies, and more through Astronomers telescopes! Entrance Fees is $6 per vehicle (up to four adults) for the night of viewing, instruction and family fun. Camping is available at the park (additional fee).

Patagonia Lake State Park (March 22)
7 pm at Visitor Center. Sonora Astrological Society provides the telescopes & experts. $7 per vehicle (up to four adults). Online camping reservations are available (additional fee). Supported By the Sonora Astrological Society

Arizona State Parks
03/04/2014

Arizona State Parks

Registration for the Arizona State Parks Volunteer Venture Recognition and Training Workshop and the Site Steward Conference is now open! http://p0.vresp.com/7EY7m4

When & Where:
Friday, April 4: Red Rock SP, Sedona (Volunteer Venture)
Saturday, April 5: Dead Horse Ranch SP, Cottonwood (Site Steward Conference)

See complete event schedule and learn more in the Volunteer Newsletter

Click here to vote: http://a.pgtb.me/lSp3q6Congratulations! The Friends of Catalina State Park are 1 of 5 finalists for ...
02/04/2014
2014 Banff Grant Voting

Click here to vote: http://a.pgtb.me/lSp3q6

Congratulations! The Friends of Catalina State Park are 1 of 5 finalists for Summit Hut's $2,000 Banff Grant! Please assist the Friends group by visiting the Summit Hut page, liking the page, and then voting for the Friends group! The grant will support the group's work at Catalina State Park. Vote for your favorite organization at either Summit Hut location or online before Friday, February 28th. The winners will be announced at the Banff Mountain Film Festival on Friday, March 7th at the Fox Tucson Theatre.

09/30/2013
Arizona State Parks

Arizona State Parks

October 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014: Exhibit: “Snapshots of Southern Arizona's Past Through Moments in the Present"
Daily 9 am - 5 pm. The Tubac Presidio will host an exhibit by award-winning photographer Patricia Descalzi. Through her artistic vision, Descalzi captures moments and traditions from Southern Arizona’s past with beautiful images of Tubac’s historical Presidio, the Mission at San Xavier del Bac, Tucson's Barrio Viejo, and the wranglers of the famed White Stallion Ranch. Her photographs will be displayed in Otero Hall through January 31, 2014. Included with Park admission $5 adult, $2 youth (7–13), children free.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park's cover photo
07/08/2013

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park's cover photo

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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