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Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum and The Turquoise Trail

Located in: Presidio District


196 N. Court Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
United States

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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: Wed. thru Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

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  • #55 of 267 things to do in Tucson
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A great learning experience

Having read and studied the Tucson history, the Presidio made it come alive and also adding some missing pieces. The blacksmith took time to talk to me about the history of Tucson. Since I missed the...

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Great intro to old Tucson

We were lucky- there were 4th graders at the Presidio learning-by-doing what life was like during early Tucson. We saw them make bread in the wood burning oven, fight mock battles, play period...

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This is a well reconstructed and maintained history of early Arizona days. We had an excellent docent talk about all aspects of the Presidio. A presidio is a fortified base established by the Spanish...

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