HomeLocal HistoryApache HistoryMay 1,1782: Apaches Attack Tucson Presidio

A Spanish woman living with her family in a fort on the northern frontier of New Spain tells of her terrifying experience during the Second Battle of Tucson. On May 1, 1782, hundreds of Apaches attack the lightly-guarded Presidio San Agustin de Tucson. The civilians and soldiers of the Tucson Presidio are nearly wiped out.
Today, you can visit the partially restored Presidio San Agustin del Tucson near the Tucson Museum of Art in Downtown Tucson.

Apache-history_115For more information on the Apaches and the history surrounding the Apache Wars, see our page on the Local History of the Apaches.