Living History Days

The Presidio Museum’s Living History Days brings the Presidio alive allowing visitors to get a feel for what life in the Presidio would have been like during the late 18th-century New Spain Period and the 19th-century Territorial Period. A variety of demonstrations, including blacksmithing, food preparation and tasting, soldier drills and cannon firing, and Presidio-era children’s games, can be enjoyed at each event. Each Living History Day also features a theme with unique activities, making each event worth attending whether or not you have previously attended.

The Living History Days season runs from October through April each year. Events are held from 10 am-2 pm. Upcoming dates and themes are listed below. Check our Calendar of Events for more details.

**December 14, 2024 – Presidio Holiday Celebration
**January 11, 2025 – The Trades, Crafts, Skills, and Arts of the Historic Southwest
**February 15, 2025 – Statehood Celebration


Cultural Events

The Presidio Museum’s Cultural Events celebrate our rich heritage and how Tucson has come to have the vibrant culture it enjoys today. Hours of each event vary. Check our Calendar of Events for more details.

**August 17, 2024 – Celebration of All Things S-cuk Son/Tucson (Recognizing the founding date of the Presidio San Agustín and celebrates our local heritage and culture)
**September 14, 2024, 5-8 pm – Mexican Independence Day Celebration (With an offical Grito delivered by a representative from the Mexican Consulate)
**October 19-November 3, 2024, during operating hours – Dia de los Muertos Ofrendas (altars) Display
**March 29, 2025Native Nations Day (Celebrate the culture and history of the local indigenous tribes with educational demonstrations and craft market)