Visit the Tucson Presidio Museum for the best area walking tours, local history, and heritage exhibits.
Whether you are a lifelong Tucson resident or a first-time visitor, the Tucson Presidio Historic Museum is a must-see. Experience the best area walking tours, historical attractions and events that take you back in time. With the busyness and fast-pace at this time of year, there’s no better time to see what Tucson Presidio Historic Museum has to offer.
The Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum is a re-creation of The Tucson Presidio built in 1775.
Best area walking tours
Tucson Presidio Museum offers 17 different walking tours at various times. There’s something for the entire family (and your leashed pets are welcome too). We offer Tucson’s original historical walking tours. Our guides share their love of Tucson, keeping you entertained with interesting stories and facts.
You can see gorgeous murals or mansions, or learn about different historic neighborhoods. For any wine lovers, there are tours where you can see public murals AND enjoy wine tasting. And don’t miss the Fort Lowell neighborhood tour and the opening of our Fort Lowell Museum!
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, Activities for Kids, and More…
Prefer demonstrations, activities, or exhibits? Tucson Presidio Historic Museum has that too.
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.
Plan your visit today
Learning about Tucson is so much more fun when you can experience history, instead of just reading about it.
Because we keep our tours and activities small in size to give you the best experience, they can fill up fast. Check our Calendar and register for one or more events you’d like to attend.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
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