In-person: Walking Tour: Barrio Viejo

In-person: Walking Tour: Barrio Viejo


Join us for a guided walking tour of Historic Scott Avenue and the Barrio Viejo! Learn the history of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, Blenman Inn and Temple of Music and Art. Then we stroll the sidewalks of the Barrio Viejo to learn how these structures were constructed for our harsh desert climate and the style changes that take place. See a Sonoran Row House in a state of ruin where the construction techniques are visible. Hear the lively tales of life in the Barrio, and how the neighborhood was nearly bulldozed in the late 1960s. See the site of the original natural spring that fed the Tucson Presidio, learn of a lush garden that was Tucson's first park, and hear the tale of the El Tiradito Wishing Shrine!

Join us afterwards for an optional pay-your-own-way social get-together at Street Taco and Beer Co.

Meet at 8:50 AM.

Event runs 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM. 11:00 AM + optional get together at Street Taco and Beer Co.

Additional logistics details will be provided in your registration confirmation

Max 15 people.

Tour Host: Scott Darlage

Scott, the owner of Strolls and Stories Tours, is an avid traveler with a passion for uncovering the stories that make a destination unique and the history and culture that bring a destination alive! Scott currently lives in Tucson for the second time in his life and loves exploring the wild Sonoran Desert and the urban historic areas of the city.

He is known to be an enthusiastic story teller with a knack for uncovering interesting tidbits that bring the surrounding setting alive with a unique and insightful perspective!


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Type of category: Special Events

Type of activity:

Date: May 18th, 2024

Hour: 8:50AM to 11:00AM

# of PDUs: 0.0


Students: $20.00

Members: $20.00

Non members and Guests: $25.00



104 S Stone
Tucson, AZ

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