Old Tucson is celebrating Arizona’s Centennial for the whole month of February! Guests who visit throughout the month will be treated to special activities and daily Living History Presentations include:
- A period statehood street celebration featuring Territorial Governor Richard Sloan, the first State Governor George W.P. Hunt and a few surprises.
- Arizona Rangers second-in-command Thomas Rynning relating stories of taming the territory.
Old Tucson is proud to announce the addition of the Arizona Territory & Buffalo Soldiers Cultural Museum. A collaboration between Old Tucson and the Tenth Cavalry E Troop, Tucson, the museum features a U.S. Army Recruiting Office circa 1880, historic photographs, and Buffalo Soldier memorabilia including uniforms, tack and more. Members of the Buffalo Soldiers will be on hand daily from 11am to 4pm to interact with guests and answer questions. On Saturday, February 11, the Buffalo Soldiers will post the Colors shortly after the gates open and the museum’s Grand Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 11:45 am.
Throughout the month, a series of special activities celebrating Southern Arizona’s heritage and culture are scheduled (please note that the schedule is subject to change):
- The Tucson Garden Railway Society celebrating the area’s railroad history with a special exhibit (Feb 11-19)
- San Xavier Co-operative Native agricultural history and display (Feb. 11 & 25)
- 1911 Grabowsky Power Wagon on display (Feb 13-19)
- Los Descendientes, descendants of the first Spanish settlers in the region (Feb 17/18)
- The Chinese Cultural Center’s Lion Dance Team (Feb 18)
- Ha:San Preparatory & Leadership School students preparing Fry Bread (Feb 17/18)
- Ha:San Preparatory & Leadership School students performing traditional Native American songs and dances plus Native foods demonstrations (Feb 25/26)
- Native Artists (Feb 11/12, Feb 18/19, Feb 25/26)
- PLUS Old Tucson’s signature tours, Living History presentations, and shows!
While you’re here, enjoy some authentic southwest BBQ and wash it down with and ice cold beer. If sweets are your preference, stop into the Big Scoop for an old-fashioned ice cream treat or Phoebe’s Sweet Shop for some freshly made fudge and other sweet shops. Got a hankerin’ for shopping – The Corner Store, McLintocks, and the Last Outpost will fill the bill. Don’t leave without a family memory featuring the whole clan outfitted in Old West get-ups.
Regular admission to Old Tucson is $16.95 for adults and $10.95 for children (ages 4-11). Arizona Resident who buy one adult admission and get a second admission of equal or lesser value FREE!
Don’t miss Old Tucson’s Wild West Days on Friday, March 30 through Sunday, April 1 and the Cowboy Music Festival & Art Show Featuring the Sons of the Pioneers, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29. Old Tucson is open from 10am to 6pm thru April 29.
Old Tucson has been immortalized in over 300 feature film and TV Westerns and is Hollywood’s most famous western movie location and is located at 201 S. Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735.