The Presidio Museum now offers three tours that end with a wine tasting, which is included in the price of the tour. Join us to learn more about Tucson art and history and to experience local and regional wines at various venues around downtown.

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Mainly Murals

The Mainly Murals Walking Tour, led by tour guide Dorothy Yanez, features many of the murals found in the downtown area, discussing the artist, history of the mural, and many of the artists’ inspirations behind the pieces. SEVERAL NEW MURALS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THIS TOUR ROUTE SINCE DOROTHY HAS BEGUN GIVING THESE TOURS. The tour begins at the Presidio Museum and is approximately two miles long, including murals north of Congress Street. 

Afterwards, enjoy a variety of local wines and learn about Arizona’s wine growing regions in the Monsoon Room at JoJo’s Restaurant. Price includes wine tasting.

TOUR DATES & TIMES WITH WINE TASTING INCLUDED
Pre-registration required. Click on the date below to register.
Saturday, March 2, 1-4 pm
Saturday, April 6, 1-4 pm
$50/member, $60/non-member

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NEW TOUR: Murals & More + Margaritas in the 4th Avenue District

Explore the unique blend of art, culture, and history painted through the murals of the historic 4th Avenue District. The tour wanders through alleyways adorned with striking murals that showcase the city’s diverse artistic influences, from traditional southwestern motifs to contemporary urban expressions. 

Along the way, learn about the talented local artists who have contributed to Tucson’s burgeoning mural scene, each piece telling a story that resonates with the community as we encounter hidden gems and lesser-known masterpieces that contribute to the unique character of Tucson’s streets.

After the tour, the group will enjoy a margarita (included in tour price) at Corbett’s.  Food may be purchased for an additional fee.

**This tour begins and ends at Corbett’s at 340 N. 6th Ave.

Pre-registration is required. 
Click on the date below to register for the tour that includes margaritas.
Sunday, February 25, 11:30 am-2 pm
Sunday, March 24, 11:30 am-2pm
Sunday, April 28, 11:30 am-2 pm 
$36/member, $46/non-member

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Public Art & Murals

Recent years have seen an explosion of public art throughout Tucson. The Downtown Public Art & Murals Walking Tour, led by tour guide Dorothy Yanez, begins at the Presidio Museum and proceeds into the downtown area, stopping at numerous public art pieces and murals. At each stop you will learn about the artist and the artwork.  Several new murals have been added to the tour route since Dorothy began giving these tours about a year ago. The tour is approximately 2 miles and includes stops south of Congress Street. Dorothy will be on a microphone for better hearing.

Afterwards, enjoy a variety of local and regional wines and learn about Arizona’s wine growing regions inside the beautiful Leo Kent Hotel St. Cruz Restaurant & Bar. Price includes wine tasting.

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TOUR DATES & TIMES WITH WINE TASTING INCLUDED
Pre-registration required. Click on the date below to register.
Saturday, February 24, 1-4 pm
Saturday, March 23, 1-4 pm
Saturday, April 27, 1-4 pm

$55/member, $65/non-member

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Turquoise Trail – A Slightly Shorter Version

This 2-mile tour is led by Dorothy Yanez and covers the Turquoise Trail through stop 14 at the south end of Church Avenue. Learn about Tucson’s fascinating history and see some architectural gems.

Afterwards, head to the wine room in Maynard’s Market for a tasting of a variety of Sonoran Wines and small bites. Price includes wine tasting.

TOUR DATES & TIMES WITH WINE TASTING INCLUDED
Pre-registration is required. Click on the date below to register.
Sunday, February 18, 1-4 pm
Sunday, March 17, 1-4 pm
Sunday, April 21, 1-4 pm

$50/member, $60/non-member

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