Outing to the Presidio San Agustin Del Tucson

Residents enjoyed a trip to the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson. The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum is a re-creation of the Tucson Presidio built in 1775. We were able to travel back in time to learn about life as early Tucsonans would have lived it. Our docent guide, Jean discussed life in the Santa Cruz Valley for early Native Americans, Presidio residents and Territorial Period settlers. We also got to enjoy a life of the soldier demonstration, where Jerry spoke of what life was like for the soldiers, from what they ate, to what they wore, and even the weapons they used. We even got to see the firing of a genuine musket. As we toured the grounds, we got to see the archaeological remains of a pit house, walk along the original Presidio wall and experienced a 150 year old classic Sonoran Row house. This was a special day for all of us, and we all got to learn much about the history of Tucson.

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