Summer used to be a slow time in Tucson, but residents have learned to take advantage of the cooler morning and evening temperatures to enjoy their outdoor activities. 


To that end, the Presidio Museum is adjusting its hours and days of operations.  Beginning May 1, the Presidio Museum will be open from 9 am to 3 pm Wednesdays through Sundays.


The museum’s popular walking tours will continue this month:

·      Mainly Murals – Saturday, May 4, 8-10 am

·      Pioneer Women of Main Avenue – Sunday, May 5, 8-10 am

·      Fort Lowell Neighborhood – Monday, May 6, 9:30 am-12 pm

·      Presidio District – Friday, May 10, 10 am-12:30 pm

·      Turquoise Trail – Saturday, May 11, 7:30-10 am

·      Barrio Viejo – Saturday, May 11 AND Sunday, May 26, 5:30-7 pm

·      Santa Cruz River History – Friday, May 24, 8-10 am

·      Public Art & Murals – Saturday, May 25, 8-10 am

·      Public Art & Murals + Wine Tasting – Saturday, May 25, 5:30-8:30 pm

·      Murals & More in the 4th Avenue District (NEW TOUR) – Sunday, May 26, 5:30-7 pm

Tours are $20/Presidio Museum Member and $30/Non-Member. More information and registration is available at


The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum is located on the northeast corner of the original Presidio at 196 N. Court Ave. The Presidio Museum is a reconstruction of the original Tucson Presidio built in 1775. Docent tours give visitors a glimpse of what life in the Presidio was like for soldiers and other residents.  Additional highlights include an original 150-year-old Sonoran row house and a 2,000-year-old prehistoric pit house.  Admission is $9 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-13 and free for children five and under and Presidio Museum members. Pima County residents, seniors 65+ and members of the military receive a $3 discount with ID. The Presidio Museum is managed by the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation, a not-for-profit entity whose mission is to guide and aid in the interpretation of history at the Presidio San Agustín through research, education and living history experiences.