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Old Town Tubac Historic Adobe Building Tour
September 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
A rare opportunity to tour inside some of Tubac’s oldest historic buildings will take place during the Old Town Tubac Historic Adobe Building Tour on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and the Lowe House Project artist residency program are sponsoring the tour throughout Old Town Tubac to bring attention to and appreciation for these historically significant buildings in Tubac’s National Historic District and to the lives and times of their occupants.
Knowledgeable docents and costumed living history interpreters, including descendants of original occupants, will greet and escort small groups through the buildings pointing out historical and architectural features in each of the eight buildings. They will share what is known of the building’s beginnings, their uses over time and tell stories about their occupants that have been passed down for generations. One of the buildings is believed to have garrisoned Spanish Colonial Soldiers in the mid-1700s. Carbon dating of another confirms it’s origin to the 1850s and home to one of Arizona’s earliest 19th century Anglo settlers. Others were built on existing foundations at the turn of the 20th Century by Tubac’s Hispanic Heritage Families. The tradition of Tubac: Where Art and History Meet and Tubac’s artist colony had their modern beginnings in some of these buildings appearing on a 1767 Spanish map. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will support the missions of the Friends of the Tubac Presidio and the Lowe House Project. Both are 501 (c ) (3) non-profit organizations. Tickets are $40 per person. Children with adult supervision and students with identification are free. Parents, groups and teachers working on classroom projects with students are entitled to discounted rates. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Presidio or on the day of the tour with cash or check only.
. For more information and to purchase tickets prior to the tour, call the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park at 520-398-2252, visit and lowehouseproject.com. For Information about discounted rates, contact the Lowe House Project at 520-398-9571.