Military History

These historical sites, landmarks, and museums hold secrets of Tucson and southern Arizona's military history.

Visit the ruins at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, an 18th-century Spanish colonial presidio, and at Fort Bowie, a key U.S. Calvary outpost during the territorial dispute with the local Apache Indian Nation. Tour the artifact-filled museum and ruins at Fort Lowell, established in 1873, and learn about Southern Arizona's Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Huachuca Museum in Sierra Vista.

Kids and seniors especially rave about the hands-on exhibits and tours at Pima Air & Space Museum, a world-famous attraction featuring outside-the-box S.T.E.M. programs and an outstanding collection of vintage and modern aircraft. Bring the family for tours of the AMARG Aircraft "Boneyard" and our nation's only publicly accessible, real Titan II Missile site. (NOTICE: Due to changes in U.S. Air Force security considerations, the offsite bus tours of the 309th AMARG (AKA “The Boneyard”) are no longer available, with no plans to restart. The museum is still open, contact Pima Air & Space Museum by email or phone, 520-618-4805.)

See the five flags that have flown over Tucson -- United States of America, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate, and the State of Arizona -- when they are presented with the flags of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O'odham Nation every year at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson during a ceremony that commemorates the city's official founding on August 20, 1775.

Video: Pima Air & Space Museum - Where Heroes Live On

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