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Walking Tour of Mission Gardens, Mission San Agustín, and S-cuk Son – Oct. 14, 9-11 am

October 14, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Walking Tour of Mission Garden, Mission San Agustín, and S-cuk Son
October 14, 9-11 am
$20/member, $25/non-member

Tucson’s founding began with the siting of the Tucson Presidio in 1775. The Spanish Captain Hugo O’Oconór authorized construction of this fort above the east bank of the Santa Cruz River to protect the O’odham settlement of S-cuk Sn (from which we get the name Tucson) and Mission San Agustín (in use by 1773), located across the river to the west beneath Sentinel Peak (“A” Mountain).
Tour guide Chuck Graf, long-time supporter of the Presidio Museum and docent and board member at Mission Garden, will lead this easy walking tour, which will explore the site of Mission San Agustín, speculate on the exact location of S-cuk Sn, and tour the modern-day reconstruction of Mission Garden, the walled Spanish orchard and garden that served the mission complex.
Mission Garden is a living agricultural museum of heritage fruit trees, traditional local heirloom crops, and edible native plants that celebrates the more than 4000 years of continuous cultivation. Mission Garden’s showcasing of Tucson’s diverse cultural, historical, and culinary traditions is a key reason for designation of the city in 2015 as the first UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the United States.
Pre-registration is required.  Click here to register.
***This tour begins at Mission Gardens, 946 W. Mission Lane, Tucson, AZ, 85745


October 14, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum
196 N. Court Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
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