19 May 2016

Put on your walking shoes!

This week I would love to take you on an actual walking tour! Many of you are familiar with Tucson's rich history, but for those of you who aren't... join me as we go back a few hundred years.

First stop is the Arizona Historical Society Museum. Tucked in the Wells Fargo building right across from the main library, this gem of a museum will set the stage for what we are going to see in our stroll.

Our first stop will be El Presidio, a partial reconstruction of the Spanish fort built in 1775. Let's head west across the library plaza and turn right on Church Street. You will see the fort's adobe walls on the corner of Church & Washington.

140 N. Stone Avenue (in Wells Fargo bldg)
Hours: Tues. - Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission the first Friday of the month.

The AHS Downtown Museum exhibits depict early Tucson businesses and homes, including drugstores, police and fire departments, and the Romero barbershop.


  1. I look forward to this. Even though I grew up there, I never went to these spots.

  2. I lived there in 1952 but there was no museum downtown. There was a J.C. Penny Store, and Levy's of Tucson and a couple of others. Time changes everything.

  3. What a great walk-about to invite us on! Because I worked downtown in the late 1990s, I know some of these places, but I'll like to see how the area has changed.