The Presidio San Agustín was Tucson's first neighborhood. Named for the Spanish-built Presidio de San Augustin del Tucson, the historic area is the site of the original walled fort of Tucson. Though... Read More
The Presidio San Agustín was Tucson's first neighborhood. Named for the Spanish-built Presidio de San Augustin del Tucson, the historic area is the site of the original walled fort of Tucson. Though none of the original wall remains, the Presidio San Agustín offers a re-creation of the Tucson Presidio built in 1775.There are still many historic adobe homes and buildings standing in the area, which are occasionally showcased during home tours. Top attractions here include the Tucson Museum of Art, Old Town Artisans, and El Charro Restaurant. Bordered by West 6th, Sunset Park, South Arizona, and Freeway Street. Don't miss the free tours offered by the Tucson Museum of Art, which is part of this historic city block. Call the museum to check seasonal hours and tour availability.
Tucson, AZ 85701
- Best Attractions & Activities, Free Things to Do: "Enjoy free admission to the Presidio's small museum on the third Saturday of the month. Plus, it's also free on August 20th, which is Tucson's birthday."
- Family-Friendly Museums: "The Tucson Museum of Art offers tours of the historic block October-April at 11am on Wednesdays and Thursdays."
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: El Presidio Historic District offers many shops and eateries to fill up an afternoon.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: The Presidio San Agustín in Tucson is free and open to the public on third Saturdays and on August 20th, Tucson's birthday.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: El Presidio gives kids and adults a look into Tucson's fascinating cultural heritage.