Tucson Presidio District

About Us

Old Town Artisans

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Once the stables of the original Presidio (fort) located in today's Downtown Tucson, Old Town Artisans' shops and galleries offer unique regional, cultural, and contemporary items in a historic building surrounding a beautiful courtyard.

La Cocina Restaurant

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Boasting al fresco dining, a beautiful courtyard atmosphere, a rustic Cantina, and live music under the stars, La Cocina's menu  offers something for everyone.

Presidio San Agustín del Tucson

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The Presidio Museum is a re-creation of the Tucson Presidio (fort) built in 1775. Visitors travel back in time to learn about life as early Tucsonans would have lived it.  Visitors also have the opportunity to see the archaeological remains of a pit house and experience a 150 year old classic Sonoran Row house. tourist attraction

Tucson Museum of Art

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Tucson Museum of Art features original and traveling

exhibitions focusing on Art of the American West, Art of

Latin America, and Modern and Contemporary Art, with

tours daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.


TMA Historic Block

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The historic block includes the Mission Revival-style J. Knox

Corbett House, restored and furnished with period pieces

of furniture and decorative objects from the American Arts

and Crafts era, open to visitors on Sundays. La Casa Cordova,

the oldest adobe home in downtown Tucson, houses El

Nacimiento—the largest and longest-running nativity scene in

the southwest (open November 10, 2019—March 15, 2020).

Kate's Magik & Ritual Aroma Boutique + Spa

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Kate’s Magik creates intent-based

essential oil blends, exotic natural

perfumes, and aromatic products

from complex combinations of

aromatherapy-grade essential oils

and all-natural, quality ingredients. Our Reiki-charged products

include Anointing Oils, Aura

Mists, Massage Oils, Body

Perfume Oils, Natural Perfumes,

Diffuser Oils, Body Lotions,

Sacred Perfume Roll-Ons, and

Single Notes.

Call today to book a Kate’s

Magik Intention-based Ritual

and Energy Aromatherapy

Treatment.

Upcoming Events in the Presidio District

Presidio Museum's Living History Days

The Presidio’s Living History program brings life inside the walls of the Presidio.  Volunteer re-enactors provide a glimpse of what life truly was like back when the Santa Cruz river flowed, a myriad of cultures were impacting each other, and the Old Pueblo was just beginning.


Living History Days are held at the Presidio Museum from October through April.  The 2020 spring event dates are listed below with their accompanying theme:


  • Jan. 11 - Garrisons of the Frontier
  • Feb. 8 - Arizona Statehood
  • March 21 - Territorial Arizona
  • April 11 - The Columbian Exchange


In addition  to these themed activities, other opportunities for visitors include:

  • Tastings of hand-made tortillas and fresh-made bread 
  • Interactive demonstrations of children’s games and weaving 
  • Soldier drills with muskets
  • Pumping the bellows of the blacksmith’s forge
  • Wayfaring demonstrations
  • Roping "cattle"


Included in admission. for more information, see the Presidio Museum website at www.TucsonPresidio.com.

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