Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is off I-19 in Tubac,
Arizona, 45 miles south of Tucson. A museum containing
American Indian and Spanish artifacts is located at the site.
Open daily from 8:00am to 5:00pm; there is a fee for admission.
Please call 520-398-2252, or visit the park's website for
Presidio (San Ignacio de Tubac) was established in 1752 in
response to the Pima Indian Rebellion, an uprising to protest
forced labor in local mines and ranches. The presidio (fort) was
intended to protect the various missions in the area and to
quell further uprisings. Tubac is the oldest of the three
Spanish presidios founded in Arizona and was once considered the
official capitol of the region. Today the park and museum
highlight the contributions of American Indians, Spaniards,
Mexicans and Anglo-Americans to Arizona's history and