The tour begins inside the Presidio Museum at the excavation of an authentic Native American pit house and explores how our earliest residents were able to survive in this arid climate. Next, you’ll see how the introduction of European technologies changed daily life in Tucson’s Presidio. History will come alive with several demonstrations, which may include blacksmithing, food tastings, and Presidio-era games. The Presidio Museum portion of the tour concludes in our pre-railroad Sonoran row house, most likely made from bricks that were once in the Presidio walls. Learn about the people who built the house, and how they used whatever materials were available to them to make the building a reality.
Following the tour at the Presidio Museum, a delicious lunch at La Cocina, across the street from the Museum, will be enjoyed. Attendees have a choice from the following menu, which must be selected when registering:
After lunch, we’ll move on to explore the five historic houses at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, built between the mid-1850s and the early 1900s. The following properties will be included on the tour:
Following the tour, you are welcome to return to any area of the tour that you would like to explore further on your own, or shop in the unique Old Town Artisan shops surrounding La Cocina.
Cancellation Policy: Any cancellations received more than 24 hours in advance will receive a refund minus a small transaction fee. Any cancellations received less than 24 hours in advance will not receive a refund.
|Choose lunch for the first participant, then hit continue to choose lunch for each additional participant.|
|Mediterranean Salad||$ 45.00|
|Moroccan Chicken Salad||$ 45.00|
|Pulled Pork Sandwich and French Fries||$ 45.00|
|Turkey Pesto Sandwich and French Fries||$ 45.00|
|Chicken Taco Plate||$ 45.00|
|Beef Taco Plate||$ 45.00|
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