With a dedicated board and staff, we look forward to the next chapter at the Presidio Museum with strong community partnerships, continued living history and expanded interpretive exhibits.

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Renovation of The Duplex

We are so pleased to share that the final building of the Presidio complex is now under renovation!  Thank you to Rio Nuevo for the majority of the funding for this project, as well as to the Southwestern Foundation for Historic Preservation; but the Presidio Museum still need to raise the last portion of the funds! Restoring a historic building is not easy and not inexpensive!


  • Improvement to the ambiance of the historic Presidio District
  • Quality food service experience for Presidio visitors to lengthen their visit
  • Added indoor education space for field trips
  • New infrastructure for venue rentals
  • Increased economic activity for downtown

Early People’s Park Coming Fall 2022

Coming in fall 2022 a new exhibit will open to tell a more complete story of the early people of the Tucson basin before and during the arrival of the Spanish. 

This mini-park will be outside of the Presidio wall and will feature a replica Early Agricultural Period pit house.  The structure will enable visitors to better visualize the life of early desert dwellers and better understand the existing excavated pit house that is already on display in the museum. Children will be able to enter the structure.  Additional interpretation of regional plants will enhance the mini-park. We again ask for your generous support to complete this project!

This sketch gives an idea of the future replica pit house being built in the future Early People’s Park.
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