Walking Tours Offered by the Presidio Museum
Turquoise Trail Walking Tour, 10 am to 12:30 pm
This docent-led walking tour covers the 2 ½ mile Turquoise Trail through the heart of downtown. Learn about Tucson’s fascinating history and see some architectural gems. Participants have the option of enjoying lunch on their own with other participants in the group afterwards. Price: $15 for non-members, $10 for members. Click on the date below to register for this tour.
Historic Walk of Congress Street with historian Ken Scoville
Congress Street: Tucson’s Street of Dreams with historian Ken Scoville
Discover the commercial development of downtown Tucson and why Congress Street is the street it is today. In 1870, east of Stone was getting “out of town.” The impending arrival of the railroad caused land speculation to flourish and ongoing tension between West and East Congress Street merchants after 1880. Movie theaters, the first high-rise, hotels and areas with “bad reputations” will be discussed. Given the time of the year, we will also talk about Christmas time in the Old Pueblo. Meet at the entrance of the Presidio Museum and we will end the tour at the train station. Price: $25, Click on date below to register.