Tubac Presidio State Historic Park


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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park


Location:45 miles south of Tucson, on I-19.
Facilities:Visitor center, museum, 1885 schoolhouse, underground archeology exhibit, picnic areas, picnic shelters, restrooms (é), multi-use trail, gift shop.
Activities:Hiking, birding, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park preserves remnants of Arizona's first European settlement, a military fort founded by the Spanish in 1752. An underground display features portions of the original foundation, walls, and plaza floor of the Presidio de San Ignacio de Tubac. Museum exhibits highlight the contributions Native Americans, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo cultures have made to Arizona’s development. A segment of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (see entry in national trails section) passes through the park.
Address:PO Box 1296
Tubac, AZ 85646

Phone:520-398-2252
Web: www.pr.state.az.us/Parks/parkhtml/tubac.html
Size: 10 acres. Elevation: 3,500 feet.

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Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, through its ruins, living history programs, and museum, makes the past come alive.
About half an hour south of San Xavier, the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park offers a further glimpse into the Spanish colonial period.
You can view the garrison's old foundations and a restored 1885 schoolhouse on the grounds of Tubac Presidio State Historic Park (520/398-2252).