What Is Living History
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.
Each Living History Day has a theme! Make sure to return several times throughout the season to experience your favorite themes:
Celebrating the different cultures that have helped form Tucson into the city it is today.