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Presidio San Agustin del 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... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
Britt B
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Tucson, Arizona
Great intro to old Tucson

We were lucky- there were 4th graders at the Presidio learning-by-doing what life was like during... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2018
Bea A
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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 1 week ago via mobile

We started the turquoise trail, which begins at the museum. Entrance is $5 and not worth it. We made it to about half the stops on the trail before bailing because it was unbearably boring. I’m not entirely sure how this has so many excellent...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ericael21
Reviewed November 1, 2018

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 tour, I walked around by myself. There was plenty...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Britt B
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

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 games....and more...all in costumes of the time. We were even luckier in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bea A
Reviewed August 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank crclopton
April B, Public Relations Manager at Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mattgush
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 471paulettev
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank GhiaGirl
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Kanilea361
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Keith F
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Absolutely. No problem in the open air market area. Perhaps not inside the restaurants. Enjoy.
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