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Presidio San Agustin del Tucson

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EARLY ARIZONA

This is a well reconstructed and maintained history of early Arizona days. We had an excellent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
crclopton
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Quick Look at History of Tucson

Have been here several times with out-of-town guest when I lived here. A good place to start your... read more

Reviewed May 22, 2018
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The Presidio San Agustin 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...more
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 in areas under their control or influence.This is an educational site...More

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April B, Public Relations Manager at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the positive review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Please tell others and bring friends and/or family with you on your next visit!

Reviewed May 31, 2018

Awesome reconstruction, though not much going on- probably best to come on a day when they're having reenactments. There were a few interpretive panels that were very sympathetic to the "poor Spanish" and all the hot clothes they had to wear. Spare me. Lady at...More

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April B, Public Relations Manager at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

We're sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to the Presidio Museum. Our Living History Days are held the second Saturday of the month from October through April. In addition, Blacksmith Demonstrations, Old & New World Food Demonstrations, and Children's Adventure Hours are held on...More

Reviewed May 22, 2018

Have been here several times with out-of-town guest when I lived here. A good place to start your visit. Parking available on street, metered. Several great restaurants and gift shops within a short walk. Check out their website for special events. Great spot for children.

Thank Paulette V
April B, Public Relations Manager at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thank you for your great review, and please continue bringing your friends and family to the museum and telling others about us!

Reviewed April 27, 2018

We were welcomed here as part of a reception, and really enjoyed our visit. Though the fort has been recreated and is not original (much of the original expanse of the Presidio took up what is now downtown Tucson), it is still steeped in rich...More

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April B, Public Relations Manager at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! We hope you return soon and tell your friends and family about us!

Reviewed April 5, 2018

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. The place was full of living...More

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April B, Public Relations Manager at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Presidio Museum on one of our Living History Days! Thank you for your review, and please tell your friends and family to visit us as well!

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

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 remains of a pithouse of some of the oldest. There's also the recreated...More

Thank W Mark C
April B, Public Relations Manager at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Please return again soon and tell all of your friends about the Presidio Museum!

Reviewed March 26, 2018

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 had great history of the times; and the guy who dressed like a...More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

With my husband and mother-in-law we walked thru this great recreation of the 1775 Presidio. There was a docent that gave us a brief history of the area and the Presidio. We happened to be there when they had a group of kids there so...More

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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

Not an interesting visit. There is not much there. We also took the trail and that was too much walk for nothing. Take your carMore

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Amy H, Guest Relations Manager at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit to the Presidio Museum! We take pride in offering a quality visitor experience that teaches something about history and the natural environment of Tucson. We hope our visitors have a chance to enjoy a...More

Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place on a whim. We heard some noises coming from this location. It was soldiers were performing some maneuvers for the audience. Quite impressive. We also took part in some ancient bread made the way the settlers made it. There were many...More

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Absolutely. No problem in the open air market area. Perhaps not inside the restaurants. Enjoy.
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