Morning Muster Tours


At the Presidio, we believe that “living” history is the most entertaining and most impactful form of education for our younger visitors. Morning Muster Tours is designed specifically for  groups of 12-30 schoolchildren aged 8 - 15 and provides a 2 hour, age-appropriate educational tours.

The tour starts with a docent led walk-through of the Presidio that includes a live demonstration of blacksmithing or soldiering.  This is followed by two age appropriate interactive activities that might include any of the following:

  • drawing with cochineal dye
  • gardening
  • period games
  • clay beads
  • grinding corn
  • making chocolate (like the Spanish)
  • washing clothes by hand (see picture at right)

The tour ends with a writing or coloring activity allowing children a chance to express what they have learned.    


Morning Muster tours is designed for school groups and private groups such as Girl and Boy Scouts, home-schoolers or summer campers. Maximum group number is 30. Transportation is not included.  


Children: $4 each. Payable in advance or at the door.
Accompanying adults are free but must participate and supervise their young charges.


Morning Muster Tours are held on the grounds of the Prsidio Museum and must be booked in advance.  For more information, scholarship information or to book a Morning Muster Field Trip, contact:



Ginger Thompson, Education Coordinator

Presidio Museum

196 N. Court Ave.

Tucson, AZ 85701