Tucson Presidio District

About Us

Old Town Artisans

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

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

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

Upcoming Events

Luminaria Night - Dec. 7 & 8, 2018

Luminaria Nights, the Presidio Museum’s holiday celebration, will be extended to two nights this year!  Special thanks to our media sponsor The Arizona Daily Star!  Each night’s offerings will be different, and are included in general admission:


Friday, Dec. 7, 4-7:30 pm

  • Luminarias at both the Presidio Museum and at La Cocina
  • Docent Tours
  • Presidio Museum Gift Shop and Old Town Artisans Shops open until 7:30 pm
  • Live entertainment at La Cocina Restaurant by the Greg Morton & Friends Bluegrass Band at 6:30 pm and Oscar Fuentes, a performer whose musical genres include rock and roll, salsa, pop, musica rancera, and blues, at 9:30 pm.


Saturday, Dec. 8, 4-7:30 pm

  • Luminarias at both the Presidio Museum and at La Cocina
  • Carrillo School’s Las Posadas Procession arriving at 4:15 pm
  • The Night Before Christmasread in English and Spanish 
  • Cookie decorating and paper ornament making
  • Holiday flute music
  • Night-time musket firings throughout the evening
  • Tamales available for sale
  • Presidio Museum Gift Shop and Old Town Artisans Shops open until 7:30 pm
  • Live entertainment at La Cocina by folk singer Eb Eberlein at 7 pm and guitar player, singer and composer Miguel Reyes whose musical styles include salsa, classical, Bossa Nova, ska, jazz and rock, at 9:30 pm.