Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum and The Turquoise Trail
Located in: Presidio District
Phone: (520) 837-8119
The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum is a reconstruction of the original Tucson Presidio built in 1775. Docent tours of this history museum give visitors a glimpse of Tucson history and 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. Living History Days are held on the second Saturday of the month from October through April to allow visitors to experience firsthand Tucson’s history. Admission: General Public: $5; Children 6-14: $1, Children 5 and Under and Members: Free. Hours: October thru April, Wed. thru Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Must for history buffs
El Presidio was high on my list of places to visit in Tucson because of my love of history. I was thrilled to learn the day I visited was a celebration of Arizona's entrance into the Union in 1912...
2000 years of history packed into such a small place.
The Presidio is the beginning place of European history in the Santa Cruz valley. But before the Europeans arrived there were indigenous peoples here, for thousands of years. The Presidio has the...
History brought to life
Three different "live" displays of history were fascinating: two guys doing mini-foundry work showing off how folks created iron works 150+ years ago; the guy who dressed like a Mexican soldier and...
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