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Living History Day at Presidio Museum

Phone: (520) 837-8119

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Time: From: 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM

Admission: Individuals: General Public: $5, Children 6-14 years: $1, Children 5 and under: FREE. Presidio Trust Members: FREE. Groups with outside tour company or walking tour guide must pay $5 per person. Guides and tour companies must reserve a tour with a docent.


On Living History Days at the Tucson Presidio museum, attendees can experience a different themed activity every month, along with opportunities to:

  • tastings of hand-made tortillas and fresh-made bread interactive demonstrations of children’s games and weaving
  • soldiers practicing their musket drills
  • pumping the bellows of the blacksmith’s forge
  • playing Presidio era games

This Living History Days series of events generally occurs on the second Saturday of every month, except December, from October through April, from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum is a re-creation of the Tucson Presidio built in 1775. Visitors travel back in time to learn about life as early Tucsonans would have lived it. Docent tours discuss life in the Santa Cruz Valley for early Native Americans, Presidio residents and Territorial Period settlers. See the archaeological remains of a pit house, walk along the original Presidio wall and experience a 150 year old classic Sonoran Row house.
Every Living History event has a theme:
Jan. 11 -10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Garrisons of the Frontier Feb. 8 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Arizona's Statehood Celebration March 21 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Territorial Arizona April 11 - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Columbian Experience