You don’t even have to leave Tucson to enjoy this half-day trip of Historic downtown Tucson. In fact, you can easily break up the following attractions, restaurants, and historical sites into multiple half-day trips.Continue reading
This is the main commercial district of Tucson Arizona in 1887. Here you see Congress Street looking west toward the Santa Cruz River and Sentinel Peak (now A Mountain).Continue reading
The Presidio Inn Bed & Breakfast IS authentic Tucson. A real 1886 Victorian adobe example of high-class 19th century Territorial architecture. I want you to experience this unique home for several reasons:
It is not a replica. This was the home of a wealthy family living in a dusty village on the outer edge of the American frontier more than 125 years ago. This at a time when most people here lived in shacks, tents, or dirty, dreary boarding houses.
A reenactment celebration at the Presidio San Agustin de Tucson which takes place several times a year.Continue reading
The Arizona Historical Society’s Tucson History Museum is about life in early Tucson. This is a small but very worthwhile museum if you want to understand the history and cultural heritage of Tucson.Continue reading
A short history of Tucson public transportation. In this video, recorded before the Old Pueblo Trolley was discontinued to make way for construction of the Modern Streetcar route, the conductor is Dick Guthrie, one of Tucson’s true visionaries and a driving force behind the public effort to secure a light-rail … Continue reading
Located at the west end of the restored Train Depot is the Transportation Museum. I know. When I first heard about it I wasn’t in any hurry to go either. But there is no way to understand the history of Tucson until you witness the incredible impact the arrival of … Continue reading