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Read this fascinating New York Times article, Seeds of an Era Long Gone, the search for fruit the Missionaries knew.

Tucson Heritage & Culture

Heritage & Culture

Enjoy a fascinating journey through Southern Arizona's diverse history. Explore ancient Native American archaeological sites from Murray Springs and Signal Hill to Dankworth Village. Stroll historic Tubac, Arizona's first European settlement and follow the trails of early Spanish explorers and missionaries. See reenactments of the Gunfight at the OK Corral. Learn how mining shaped Western towns like Bisbee or stroll through the Dragoon Mountains-a historic homeland of the Apache Indians and former hideout of Chief Cochise.

Historic Anza Trail >>
Follow the same trail the Spanish did to colonize California.

Western Experience >>
Walk in the footsteps of Wyatt Earp, Pancho Villa and Cochise.

Military History >>
Discover Native American Warriors, Spanish Conquistadors, the U.S. Calvary and even Cold War missiles.

Missions & Churches >>
Experience the beauty of our places of worship dating back hundreds of years.

Our Rich Past >>
Learn about ancient native Americans, Spanish colonization, mining history and more.

Featured Heritage & Culture Partners

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Amerind Museum

Address: 2100 N. Amerind Rd., Dragoon, AZ 85609
Phone: 520-586-3666
Fax: 520-586-4679

Tucson Meet Yourself

Address: P.O. Box 42044, Tucson, AZ 85733
Phone: (520) 621-4046

Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum

Address: 4823 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85714
Phone: 520-591-9585
Alt Phone: 520-591-9585

Presidio San Agustín del Tucson

Address: 133 W. Washington St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Contact: Erica Coleman
Title: Public Relations Representative
Phone: (520) 837-8119

Upcoming Heritage & Culture Events


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Ongoing Events

Barrio Hollywood's 12th Fiesta Grande

April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Event Location: 901 N. Grande Ave., Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: 520-331-9555 - 520-792-9395
Free celebration of Barrio Hollywood's history and culture with street fair, carnival rides, car show, live music, food vendors, beer garden, and more (Grande Ave between Speedway Blvd &...more

Curtis Reframed: The Arizona Volumes

January 02, 2014 - July 30, 2015
Event Location: 1013 E. University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721-0026
Phone: 520-626-8381

This exhibit of iconic photographs by Edward S. Curtis, famed photographer of the American West, features approximately 60 images from the permanent collections of Arizona State Mus...more

Locomotive Saturdays

April 12, 2014
Event Location: 414 N. Toole Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-623-2223
Explore regional transportation history, and see a freight trains passing by, or ring the locomotive bell at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum every Saturday, year round. more

Mini Time Machine-Madelyn Cook: A Retrospective

April 01, 2014 - June 01, 2014
Event Location: 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-881-0606

The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures presents an exhibit featuring a dozen pieces created by and spanning the career of renowned miniature artist Madelyn Cook.  The subje...more

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