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Presidio San Agustin del Tucson

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Address: Court Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85702-1334
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+1 520-837-8119
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Live History at the Presidio San Agustin!

Tucson's original Spanish...

Live History at the Presidio San Agustin!

Tucson's original Spanish Presidio was founded in 1775 and is located in the heart of Tucson's Old Town. This reconstruction on the original site shows what life was like in early Tucson in the 1700's and 1800's and is FREE. Museum exhibits tell about the activities of early settlers and show how they would have lived. Docents are available to answer questions. On given days Living History interpreters in period clothing bring life inside the walls of the fort as they churn butter, weave, forge iron and perform soldier drills. An original Sonoran row house from Arizona's Territorial period house the gift shop and Museum. Donations are appreciated.

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I rented the Venue for the Evening for a Birthday party- working with April was a breeze and she was very pleasant. WE held the party on the territorial patio- it was a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I rented the Venue for the Evening for a Birthday party- working with April was a breeze and she was very pleasant. WE held the party on the territorial patio- it was a great spot with the trees and flowers - The tables and chairs were provided were good working condition The nice lighting set a wonderful mood and every... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a tour to the Presidio yesterday and it was an amazing experience. If you love history please don't miss this. This is a recreation and so you get to see and feel how it must have been to live inside the Presidio, and there is plenty of information as well as a beautiful mural to tell the... More 

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Apple Valley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent walking tour. The guide was very personable and knowledgeable on the stops on this tour. Many spots were pointed out that call for a revisit. An excellent way to get information about the old town area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

The presenters were all very knowledgeable and entertaining. The Museum has done a great job saving Tucson's history. Its location next to the Tucson Museum of Art and the shops and restaurants is a plus.

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Brighton, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

We had such a great time at one of the Presidio's living history days. The staff was so friendly and full of great information. The kids enjoyed hours there.

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Lemon Cove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

If you new to Tucson, or a long time local, the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum is a great visit. This Presidio was a fortress built by the Spanish in 1775 when they owned southern Arizona. It originally occupied eleven acres of what is now downtown Tucson overlooking the massive gardens and fields worked by natives for thousands of... More 

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Hume, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting Tucson and are at all interested in history, make sure to visit this old downtown attraction. It's a recreation of the original Presidio constructed in the late 1700s. One corner of the reconstruction follows the original Presidio walls. There was also a prehistoric good house in the middle of the plaza floor which predates the Presidio... More 

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Clinton, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

If you plan your visit (check the website) to arrive on a Living History Saturday, it's quite a spectacle. Volunteers dress as Mexican soldiers, local Native Americans, and pioneers. They demo shooting the canon, making tortillas, casting bullets, spinning, etc. Getting a feel for how the old buildings from the 1700s looked and how life unfolded is a special treat.

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Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

Step back in time by walking through the gates into the old Spanish Presidio..well part of it anyway, but great attention to historical detail. Take your time and enjoy it while learning more than you ever did in class.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

A great little combo of a recreation of a bastion of the original Presidio San Augustin and a restored row house. Very nice display of the Spanish Colonial history of Tucson. Definitely worth a visit if you are interested in history. Very nice living history demonstrations on the 2nd Saturdays of October thru April. They even fire off a cannon.

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