Tubac Presidio State Historic Park Tubac
Where is it at?
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
Tel: (520) 398-2252
The park is located 45 miles south of Tucson on Interstate 19.
Where are we going today?
The church and the military were the vanguards of Spanish frontier expansion throughout New Spain. The Jesuit, Eusebio Francisco Kino, established missions from 1687 to 1711 to christianize and control Native Americans in the area. He established nearby Tumacacori in 1691, and Tubac, then a small Piman village, became a mission farm and ranch. Spanish Colonists began to settle here during the 1730s, irrigating and farming the lands along the river and raising cattle, sheep and goats on the northern frontier of Spain's New World empire.