Tucson, AZ

New Restaurant Coming to 200-Year-Old Fort

Greyson F

A new restaurant is coming to downtown Tucson.Holly Mandarich/Unsplash

There’s something about eating a meal in a historical setting that instantly elevates the entire experience. The ability to enjoy food while sitting in a building built several generations earlier can make it feel like you’re looking through a looking glass into another time. It’s something that simply can’t be replicated by restaurants in new buildings, no matter how many amenities the establishment has to offer. And now, a new restaurant is moving into one of the oldest historical landmarks in downtown Tucson. 

The Presidio San Agustin Del Tucson Museum has welcomed guests for decades as the facility helps educate visitors of all ages on the way of life of individuals living and working in the Tucson Presidio back in 1775. During tours, visitors will take in reenactments while receiving insights into life in the Santa Cruz Valley, both for settlers and regional Native Americans. Throughout the year the museum puts on a number of tours and activities, ranging from turquoise trail walking tours to public art and murals walking tours. And now, the museum is about to add a restaurant into the fold. 

Recently, the Tucson Presidio Museum cut the ribbon on its newly renovated Duplex. This is an area of the museum that will house an all-new restaurant, as well as serve as a small retail space as well as provide room for additional classes. 

The new restaurant will be small, and yet it will provide guests with the ability to enjoy not only delicious food but the ability to experience the museum in all-new ways. 

There is not yet an official opening date set for the new restaurant, but plans are for it to be operational by the fall. The restaurant will also have a full-service bar.

The Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum can be found at 196 North Court Avenue. The original fort was built back in 1775 and has since been reconstructed and renovated in order to maintain much of the original look when it was built before the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The grounds of the museum include not only a 150-year-old Sonoran row house but a 2,000-year-old pit house. For guests that are interested in seeing demonstrations and experiencing a living history of the entire museum, it is recommended to stop in on the second Saturday of every month between October through April. The new restaurant should be up and running by the time Living History Days return in October. 

One of the best ways to stay up to date on the upcoming restaurant is to follow the museum’s Instagram page

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