The Presidio Museum del Tucson

Best area walking tours, local history, heritage and exhibits.

Stop at the Tucson Presidio Museum first to get the lay of the land. Gain an understanding of local history, culture and traditions that define Tucson, before going anywhere else. Experience the best area walking tours, Territorial architecture and events that take you back in time.

The Presidio Museum features a re-creation of The Tucson Presidio built in 1775, a historic Sonoran Row home, the Early People’s Park and much more. Stroll back to a simpler time!

MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED JULY 1 – AUGUST 21
except for
CELEBRATION OF TUCSON / S CUK-SON, AUGUST 17th

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Best area walking tours

The Presidio Museum offers 17 different historical walking tours at various times with a local guides who will share their love of Tucson, keeping you entertained with interesting stories and facts. (Pets are welcome.)

See unique local murals or historic mansions and learn about different historic neighborhoods. For wine lovers, enjoy tours with public murals AND wine tasting.

Travel back to a simpler time while enjoying Tucson’s beautiful weather. Walk along the original Presidio wall and see how long it actually was. Or learn how Tucson became the city it is today.

Living History, Cultural Heritage, Activities for Kids, and More…

Enjoy demonstrations, activities, or exhibits.

At this re-creation of a Spanish fort built in 1775, experience a 150-year-old classic Sonoran Row house to see how houses were built before the railroad brought in the new building materials of that age. See archaeological remains of a pit house in the ground, and learn about the lives of early Native Americans. Our docents will take you on a tour of the Presidio Museum where you’ll discover how Tucson residents lived before air conditioning and cell phones. Kids of all ages can try out Presidio-era kids games in the box on the Territorial Patio and try on the cuera, the Presidio soldier’s version of chainmail, in the soldiers’ quarters.

During our many Living History events, visitors enjoy demonstrations of blacksmithing, food preparation, and also see historical re-enactments, and soldier drills.

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EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

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EDUCATION & OUTREACH

The Presidio Museum offers educational opportunities for professional teachers, homeschoolers, and groups. Click here to learn more.

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Location, Admission Fees, Hours, and Parking

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Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum
196 N. Court Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-622-0594

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