TUCSON, ARIZ., January 9, 2023 -- The Presidio Museum is welcoming the Dandelion Café to its premises. This new restaurant will be open by Tuesday, Jan. 24th. Located in the museum’s newly-renovated 1907 duplex building, the restaurant will offer grab n’ go sandwiches and salads as well as charcuterie boards. The building renovation was funded largely by Rio Nuevo.
It is managed by the Schneider family, a well-known local restaurant family who run LaCo, Noodies, and formerly, Bentley’s. The café will be open from 8 am to 4 pm daily.
The director of the Presidio Museum, Amy Hartmann-Gordon, said “This project has been several years in the making. It has been a joy to work with Rio Nuevo to revitalize this historic building and we are thrilled to work with the Schneider family and have the Dandelion Café in our new space. This café brings added vitality to the Historic Presidio District, and also provides added amenities for Museum visitors. It’s a win-win.”
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 $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-13 and free for children five and under and Presidio Museum members. Discounts are available for seniors, Pima County residents, and members of the military. 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.