“A Day at School in the Arizona Territory”

The Old Tubac Schoolhouse living history program invites you to become part of the past. The program combines seven years of research and development with the sights, sounds, smells, textures and even the tastes, of a territorial period school day. We are sure your class will enjoy adding the motion and style to make history live.

The 1885 Schoolhouse Program is designed for grades 3 through 5 and offers the opportunity for children to experience what a day of school would have been like over 100 years ago. The program immerses kids in the experience from the clothes they wear, the chalkboards they use, the homemade lunch pails, to the rules on the chalkboard they must follow. The authentic desks, complete with inkwells and the wood-burning stove for heat make this an experience the children and teachers won’t soon forget!

The schoolhouse can accommodate 25 children at a time. Reservations are required and can be made by calling the park at 520-398-2252 or download a Reservation form here and fax it to us at: 520-398-2685.
Many schools use the program “A Day at School in Territorial Arizona” to guide and organize their visits. The booklet can be viewed here1885 Schoolhouse Program“.
The schoolhouse guidelines can be found here.