The lifeblood of downtown Tucson’s Presidio Museum and the soon-to-be-opened Fort Lowell Museum are volunteers and docents who provide most of the museums’ programming and tours. Persons who are excited about Tucson’s history and want to learn more and share with visitors are invited to register for the Presidio Museum’s docent training course that will cover topics including:
•      The early people of the Tucson Basin
•      History, geography and people of the Spanish Presidio
•      Basic Spanish military history and uniforms
•      The Mexican Republic
•      Introduction to interpretive kits
•      How to know your audience
•      Geography of the Presidio neighborhood, the Santa Cruz River, and Sentinel Peak (A-Mountain)
•      The history of Fort Lowell

Presidio San Agustin del Tucson and Fort Lowell Museums Docent Training Course will be held on Saturdays, September 9, 23, & 30 and October 7, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. New docent fee is $75 (includes one-year membership to the museums) and for other history buffs the fee is $100, committed students $25. There is a 10% discount if registered by August 1st.

Participants who take the course to become docents are expected to fill out an application and commitment form and are expected to volunteer one weekday a week or one weekend each month. History buffs who are interested in volunteering after the class may attend if there is availability. For more information go to or contact the Presidio Museum at (520) 622-0594 or

Caption: Fort Lowell and Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum photos courtesy of Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum and Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood Association