* Day of the Dead Altars/Día de los Muertos Ofrendas on Display - 10am-4pm, Oct. 26-27
Originating in central southern Mexico, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration welcoming back the dead, who visit with friends and family during the holiday. Celebrants believe that at midnight on Oct. 31, the souls of deceased children come to visit with their families. They stay through November 1. The souls of deceased adults visit on November 2. Altars are set up to welcome the deceased with their favorite foods, games, photos of the deceased and other favorites. The Presidio Museum's display includes two altars, one honoring veterans, and the other honoring ancestors of Presidio staff and volunteers. Included in admission.