If you do not see a date that you were looking for below, the tour on that date is sold out.

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Turquoise Trail Guided Walking Tours 

Presidio Museum Tour Guide Mauro Trejo leads this walking tour, which covers the Turquoise Trail through the heart of downtown. Learn about Tucson’s fascinating history and see some architectural gems. Pre-registration is required.

Click on the appropriate date below to register.

All tours on Saturdays from 8 -10:30 am (2.5-mile tour)
$20 members, $25 non-members

July 9
August 13
September 10
October 15

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Barrio Viejo (Old Neighborhood) Walking Tour

Experience the rich history of Tucson on the one-mile Barrio Viejo (old neighborhood) Walking Tour, which goes through the largest collection of Sonoran Row houses in the United States.  For over 100 years, Barrio Viejo was the heart of Tucson’s social, economic, and cultural life. On this 90-minute walking tour, your tour guide Mauro Trejo will discuss the history of the neighborhood, its architecture, and the individuals, businesses, and cultures that meet there.

***Add-On – (30 minutes) For an additional $10.00 participants have the option of joining their tour guide for conversation, a Margarita (or alternative) and a Cheese Crisp after the tour at the historic El Minuto Café.

Pre-registration is required.

THIS TOUR DOES NOT START AT THE PRESIDIO MUSEUM! The tour  will begin at El Tiradito Wishing Shrine, which is located at 418 S. Main Avenue, just south of El Minuto.

All of the following tours are held on Saturdays from 5:30 – 7 pm unless otherwise noted
$20 for members, $25 for non-members

June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15

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Mansions of Main Avenue Walking Tour
Various Saturdays & Sundays, 8-10 am

Take a stroll down Main Avenue to view the homes and hear the stories of the movers and shakers of early Tucson, including:

**Hiram Stevens who tried to kill his wife and then turned the gun on himself
**Sam Hughes who is called by some the “father of Tucson”
**Annie Cheyney whose newly restored 1905 home is the talk of the town
**Albert Steinfeld of department store fame whose son Harold was a top scorcher
**Frank Hereford, an attorney who represented the defendants in the Wham Robbery
**William Herring who was at one time Wyatt Earp’s lawyer

Click on the appropriate date below to register.
All tours run from 8-10 am unless otherwise noted.
$20 for members, $25 for non-members
Saturday, July 23
Sunday, August 28
Saturday, September 24
Sunday, October 23: 9-11 am

Public Art & Murals Walking Tour

Recent years have seen an explosion of public art throughout Tucson. The Downtown Public Art 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.  The tour is approximately 2 miles and includes stops south of Congress Street. Dorothy will be on a microphone for better hearing and to promote social distancing. Pre-registration is required. Click on the appropriate date below to register.

All tours on Saturdays from 8 am – 10 am, unless otherwise noted.
$20 for members, $25 for non-members
June 25
July 16 – Begins at 7 am
August 27 – Begins at 7 am
September 24
October 22

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Mainly Murals Walking Tour

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. The tour begins at the Presidio Museum and is approximately two miles long, including murals north of Congress Street. Pre-registration is required. Click on the appropriate date below to register.

All of the following tours are held on Saturdays from 8-10 am, unless otherwise noted.
$20 for members, $25 for non-members
July 2 – Begins at 7 am
August 6 – Begins at 7 am
September 3
October 1

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Presidio District Gastronomy Tours – SEE NEW DATES BELOW!

Celebrating Tucson’s UNESCO City of Gastronomy designation, the tour includes stops at four locations in the historic Presidio District of Downtown Tucson.  Participants learn from knowledgeable tour guides and experience Tucson’s complex food heritage and the fusion of Old and New World ingredients.  You’ll also hear great stories of Tucson’s history in some of it’s more historic locations.  

Beginning at the Presidio Museum, participants learn about Tucson’s origins and the food fusions that occurred when the Spanish and Tohono O’odham were first learning from each other through tastings of Old and New World foods,

The next stop is El Charro, where participants enjoy some of their most popular menu items and a margarita.  While sitting in their flagship restaurant, tour participants will learn the rich history of the Flores family and hear stories such as how the chimichanga was created.

Next up is LaCo Restaurant/Old Town Artisans, located in the longest-inhabited block in Arizona.  Participants will enjoy an appetizer portion of menu items made with both Old and New World ingredients. The stories told here are about the residents and businesses the building has hosted in the past.  

The final stop on the tour is Café a la C’art, housed in the historic Fish-Stevens home at the Tucson Museum of Art.  Here, participants will enjoy one of their many famous desserts made with historic regional ingredients and learn about the Fish and Stevens families that inhabited the home.

COVID Disclaimer: Presidio District Gastronomy Tours were suspended for the last 20 months due to the COVID surges. We are pleased to now be bringing them back. However, please note, while you will be outdoors while walking from one location to the next, you will be eating indoors in somewhat intimate settings.  Please participate in tours at your own risk and based on your own comfort level.  Masks will not be required. Click on the appropriate date below to register.

All tours will be held from 12:30 – 4 pm.
$100 for members, $120 for non-members

Wednesday, October 19
Thursday, November 3
Wednesday, November 16
Thursday, December 1
Wednesday, December 21