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Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, Tucson

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  • Top-notch view into Spanish/Latino history in the southwest. The partial reconstruction of Tucson's beginnings give a strong impression into what was. Easy walking(few steps) and well-informed interpr...  more »
  • The Presidio is a fort that was built on Apache raiding trails. You can still see the foundation of the one of the walls of the orginal fort. Today it is staffed by volunteers who man some very intere...  more »
  • Below a former parking lot, a small area of the original presidio has been cleared and preserved. Archeological digs in this area revealed one of many ancient dwellings, 4 feet below existing ground. ...  more »
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  • We were here on "living history" day, and it was fascinating. The volunteers were very knowledgeable about the crafts they were displaying, like weapons and textiles. My favorite part was the food - fresh bread, tortillas, and butter. Wow - simple, but great. The canon demonstration is not to be missed, and I took some pleasure in the fact that it set off car alarms because its power.
  • The is the fort that replaces the Tubac Presido as the Spanish move north. Only a small part has been restored, but they have done an excellent job. The docent who gave us a tour was a descendant of a soldier stationed at the fort. The hours are limited and the parking is sparse. Worth the visit though.
  • A rebuilt portion of the Tucson Presidio 1775-1856(fort) as it would of appeared in the in 18th Century. Great museum and awesome living history during cooler month's.
  • Everyone who lives in or visits Tucson should stop in at the Presidio. This is where European history began in southern Arizona. In 1775 when New Spain (Mexico) ruled Arizona they built this fort to protect settlers. The Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum is a small reconstruction of what was once an eleven acre fortress. This was the northern most fort in their chain of Presidios. The second Saturday of every month is the best day to visit and see all the volunteers reenacting Spanish life, arts, and crafts of the era. Great gift shop and history displays. At the Presidio, you can also pick up a copy of The Turquoise Trail historical walking tour map of downtown Tucson. Don't miss it!
  • Had a great time learning history of tucson. Everypne was very friendly. They do live cannon fire once a month.