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Tour: Missions and Presidios of Southern California

July 25, 2022 @ 8:00 am - July 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Missions and Presidios of Southern California Tour
July 25-31, 2022

The story of Tucson’s founding and the development of the Spanish settlements of California are entwined. To better understand this relationship, we’ll explore this connection and others on this heritage itinerary by getting to know the missions and presidios of southern California up close and in person. Following El Camino Real and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, the distinct missions of the Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Diego areas are the focus of the trip as well as two of the four California presidios. The geographically broad panorama of history offered by this tour will allow us to consider the perspectives of the indigenous peoples, the religious, the military, and this heritage’s contemporary interpretation.

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  1. Indigenous and Hispanic Cultures of California
  2. El Camino Real Historic Corridor
  3. Juan Bautista de Anza’s National Historic Trail & Expedition
  4. California Missions
  5. Spanish Royal Presidios
  6. Spanish Sea Navigation Along California Coast
  7. California’s Mexican Period History


  • Mission San Gabriel (outside view only due to recent fire damage)
  • Mission San Fernando
  • Mission San Buenaventura
  • Mission Santa Barbrara
  • Presidio of Santa Barbara
  • Mission Santa Ynez
  • Mission La Purisima Concepcion
  • Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Mission San Luis Rey
  • Mission San Diego
  • Presidio of San Diego
  • Colorado River Missions
  • For specific itinerary details for either trip, go to TucsonPresidio.com, click on “Calendar” and find the trip.


Single Occupancy:
Members: $2,200, Non-Members $2,400

Double Occupancy (per person):
Members: $2,000, Non-Members $2,200

Early Bird Registration:  $100 off if paid in full by April 1, 2022

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July 25, 2022 @ 8:00 am
July 31, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum
196 N. Court Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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