What Is Living History

Living History Days

The Presidio’s Living History program brings life inside the walls of the Presidio.  Volunteer re-enactors provide a glimpse of what life truly was like back when the Santa Cruz river flowed, a myriad of cultures were impacting each other, and the Old Pueblo was just beginning.

Visitors to the Presidio San Agustín see soldiers at drill, blacksmiths, candle-makers, merchants and weavers.  These volunteers interact with the public to demonstrate and teach about the challenges of daily life when there were no cell phones and no running water.

Click here to watch Living History Day videos on our YouTube Channel.

Each Living History Day has a theme!  Make sure to return several times throughout the season to experience your favorite themes:

Oct. 12 from 10 am - 1 pm
The Life of a Child
Nov. 9 from 10 am - 3 pm
Veteran's Day and Day of the Dead
Dec. 14 from 4 pm - 7:30 pm 
Luminaria Night
Jan. 11 from 10 am - 3 pm
Garrisons of the Frontier
Feb. 8 from 10 am - 3 pm
Arizona's Statehood Celebration
March 21 from 10 am - 3 pm
Territorial Arizona
April 11 from 10 am - 3 pm
The Columbian Exchange
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We can’t provide these experiences without the dedication of our volunteers. Join us! 

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