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Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 1 (Self Guided), Tucson

Tucson is one of the biggest cities in Arizona. During its history, the city gathered many interesting things in different aspects of its life. The set of museums presented in this guide show a part of the history, culture, art and education of Tucson.
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Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 1
Guide Location: USA » Tucson (See other walking tours in Tucson)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: naomi
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Philabaum Glass Studio & Gallery
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Tucson Children's Museum
  • Southern Arizona Transportation Museum
  • Historical Society Downtown Museum
  • Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
  • Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum
Philabaum Glass Studio & Gallery

1) Philabaum Glass Studio & Gallery

This is a great place to see and buy things made of glass, hence the word gallery in its name. At the same time it is a studio, because the things are all made here. Visitors can enjoy seeing the whole process of making these souvenirs and even take some lessons. The shop has been open for over 20 years.
Museum of Contemporary Art

2) Museum of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) was founded in 1996, by Julia Latane, James Graham, and David Wright, artists and arts advocates. The museum was founded to create a permanent institution for contemporary art in Tucson's arts district that would be immune to the demands of rising real estate prices. The mission of the museum was to create a venue to show the work of Tucson artists to the rest of the world, and to bring the most exciting new artists of the world to Tucson. Originally housed in the HazMat building on Toole Avenue the museum has now been granted a permanent home in the former Fire Department building on Stone Ave.

Operating hours: Friday 3 pm- 8 pm; Saturday, Sunday 12 pm- 5 pm.

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Tucson Children's Museum

3) Tucson Children's Museum

Nowadays, the former Carnegie Library that was built in 1900 hosts the Tucson Children's Museum, the only children’s museum in Southern Arizona. The museum was especially created to make learning of different interesting things easier and more enjoyable for children. It has different exhibitions showing different professions like firemen, doctors, policemen and exhibits where children can play and learn more about these professions.
Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

4) Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum is a railroad museum in Tucson, Arizona. The museum offers community events, downtown historic walking tours (October–March), railroad safety education, an oral history program and an active collections department preserving artifacts pertaining to transportation in southern Arizona. The museum also has interactive exhibits of Southern Arizona transportation history. Modern-day Union Pacific Railroad freight trains pass the museum throughout the day. Visitors may ring the locomotive bell on SP #1673. Visitors can also learn how the railroad impacted Tucson since its arrival on March 20, 1880.
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Historical Society Downtown Museum

5) Historical Society Downtown Museum

Historical Society Downtown Museum recounts history of early businesses and homes of the city. The exhibits comprise shops, barbershops and fire and police departments from the historic downtown area. This small museum also hosts exhibits on different themes related to the history of downtown Tucson. The exhibits may be about interesting people that lived here, about its famous buildings or about events that took place here.
Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

6) Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block (must see)

The museum was founded in 1924 under the name of Tucson Fine Arts Association and was established in the El Presidio Historic District. In 1975, it moved to the present location and changed its name to Tucson Museum of Art. The new facility includes five historic properties - La Casa Cordova, Romero House, Edward Nye Fish House, Stevens/Duffield House and the J. Knox Corbett House- that represent the Historic Block. The museum delights its visitors with original collections of famous local and international artists as well as a portrayal of the traditional living habitat of the Arizona region with the help of the Historic Block.
Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum

7) Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum

Sosa Carrillo Fremont House Museum was built in the 1870s and is one of the oldest examples of adobe buildings in Tucson. The house is named after the three prominent occupants. The museum display exhibits the life and culture of the first Hispanic families in Tucson. Some of the rooms are organized as they had been in the past. There is a museum shop where you can buy souvenirs. Special exhibits are also organized.

Walking Tours in Tucson, Arizona

Create Your Own Walk in Tucson

Create Your Own Walk in Tucson

Creating your own self-guided walk in Tucson is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tucson Architecture Walking Tour

Tucson Architecture Walking Tour

Tucson boasts a variety of structures with a great design and the finest architecture. Walking down the streets you can admire different architectural styles in the buildings, such as Spanish Colonial style, Moorish style and others. Take this tour to get acquainted with Tucson's refined architecture.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Tucson Downtown Introduction Walk

Tucson Downtown Introduction Walk

Tucson, Arizona is your place to go if you're into outdoor activities or wish to learn about the city's historic heritage. The available local outdoor activities include golf, horseback riding, hiking and more. When it comes to the history scene, Tuscon is just as rich and offers lots of attractions to be seen. To find out exactly which, follow this orientation walk and visit the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles
Tucson Religious Tour

Tucson Religious Tour

Tucson boasts an array of religious buildings of different denominations, starting with Jewish religion right up to Christian Orthodox. You will be amazed by their architectural beauty and design. In this self-guided tour you will visit the most astounding and famous religious places.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.9 Km or 4.3 Miles
Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 2

Museum Tour in Tucson, Part 2

Tucson is well known for its diverse range of museums that demonstrate the richness of this area. The following guide will help you to learn more about the culture, art, science and technology of Tucson and of the state of Arizona in general.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 Km or 1.4 Miles
Galleries in Tucson Walking Tour

Galleries in Tucson Walking Tour

A great city will offer great pleasures. The pleasure of art is one of the finest in the world and a tour to the city galleries will give you an insight to the art of this area of the world. The proposed galleries are a selection of the greatest in the city. Make sure you enjoy the tour and maybe get something for yourself.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.8 Km or 4.8 Miles