September 12
9 am – 12 pm
Included with Admission


After Mexico gained independence from Spain in September of 1821, the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson was under Mexican rule for 33 years.  This year, the Presidio Museum will celebrate Mexican Independence Day on Sunday, Sept. 12, from 9 am to 12 pm, operating as a Mexican fort flying the Mexican flag with some of the Museum’s living history re-enactors dressed as Mexican soldiers.  Visitors can also participate in a variety of crafts, including a Mexican flag activity that explains the symbolism of the Mexican flag and making papel picado, hand-cut, colorful flags to hang in your own home.  Samples of Mexican candy will also be available.

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