* Family Adventure Hour & Blacksmithing Demo: Sat, January 26th 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Family Adventure Hour and Blacksmithing Demonstration

10:00 am, Fourth Saturday of the Month


At the Presidio, we believe that "living history" is the most entertaining and most impactful form of education for our young visitors- especially for the youngest.

Family Adventure Hour is geared to children ages 4 – 8 and similar to a StoryTime at the library.  It starts with a look at the Presidio grounds the Presidio barracks and original foundation wall, the millstone and the mural. Kids get a chance to push the bellows of the working blacksmith's forge. This is followed by an interactive activity that incorporates a lesson about Tucson’s history and culture (such as cow roping, clay crafts, cochineal, gardening or period games).  Each of these activities is led by a volunteer docent.  The program concludes with a story and a coloring activity that encourages children to express what they have learned.  This program is held on the fourth Saturday of the




Cost is included with admission:  

$5 for accompanying adults.

Children 6-14: $1

Children 5 and under: Free

We encourage you to buy a Family Membership for $40 and attend Children's Adventure Hour repeatedly.