Old Town Tubac Historic Adobe Building Tour
November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Costumed living history docents and guides, will help bring Old Town Tubac’s history alive during the Old Town Tubac Historic Adobe Building Tour on Saturday, November 10, 2018. As many as eight of the historic adobe buildings in Tubac’s National Historic District– some dating back to 1767–will be open to tour participants in this rare opportunity to be guided inside and through by knowledgeable guides, including some descendants of the original builders.
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. 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.
All Tubac roads lead to the start of the tour at 10 a.m. at El Presidito—home to working artists studios and the Tubac School of Fine Art—located at 4 Calle Iglesia at the corner of Burruel Street and Calle Igesia. Tickets are $40 per person. Children with adult supervision and students with identification are free. Discounted rates are available for parents, groups and teachers working on classroom projects. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park 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.