Living History Events and Activities

Living History Days are on 2nd Saturdays, October through April

November 14th:  Living History Day 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
General admission fee to Museum: $3

November 14th: Walking Tour:  Archaeology of the Tucson  Presidio with archaeologist  J. Homer Thiel
Departs at 9:00 a.m.
Since 1929, archaeologists have excavated prehistoric pit structures, parts of the Spanish fortress, and Territorial era homes and privies inside the boundaries of the 11 acre Presidio San Agustin del Tucson. Archaeologist Homer Thiel will take you back in time and show you images of many archaeological finds including those recovered by Thiel himself and his team.
Price: Tucson Presidio Trust members $10, Non-members $15.
Ticket includes entrance to the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson, which is holding its November Living History event that day. Wear good shoes and bring water.  

December 12th : Luminaria Night – A Winter Celebration
6:00 p.m. -  9:00 p.m. General admission fee to Museum: $3






Exhibits Calendar

Opens Oct 11, 2015

From Shaman to Surgeon: Military Medicine in Arizona 1776 - 1916

Supported by the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson and Banner University Medical Center.  From Shaman to Surgeons: Military Medicine in the Southwest opens to the public.  Join the exhibit coordinators for a reception and discussion. The exhibit explores the details of 18th and 19th century Army Medicine and also early civilian medical practitioners in Southern Arizona and the Southwest.  The 18th century segment includes medicinal treatments available to the residents of the Tucson Presidio including curandera and native treatments.  The exhibit will combine photographic and text panels with artifacts and reproductions, reenactors and an exterior exhibit of medicinal plants.

October and November



All Souls Altar

Honoring Jose Maria Martinez, a commandante of the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson



Friday at the Fort and Morning Muster

On these days the Presidio hosts school groups for our popular Friday at the Fort program and half-day Morning Muster.  The public is welcome to drop in and observe.

  To reserve a date for your school to attend a Friday at the Fort program in 2015-2016 contact Thank you to our participating schools and to our sponsors!  
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