Old Tucson will be in a festive mood Feb. 8 & 9, 2020, celebrating Arizona’s 108th birthday. So festive, in fact, the park is offering buy-one-get-one-free admission prices for Arizona residents (must show valid I.D.)! Enjoy a daily flag ceremony held at Noon in addition to our signature entertainment.
Also this month, Old Tucson and the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation, in conjunction with the Arizona Civil War Council and the Southwest Living History Association, are pleased to present Arizona Civil War Days, a family history event, February 15 & 16, 2020. Old Tucson was built in 1939 for the movie Arizona, set during the territorial period when Arizona was briefly a Confederate territory!
Each day of the weekend will feature the history of the Civil War in Arizona. Visitors may:
- Visit the Union and Confederate encampments
- Learn about the war and its Arizona connections from members of the Arizona Civil War Council and the Southwest Living History Association
- See both Union and Confederate flag raisings
- See live battle re-enactments with rifle and cannon fire
NEW this year to Civil War Days is the inclusion of the Hatfields & McCoys, whose infamous feud began during the Civil War! Guests can learn about the true history behind America’s biggest family feud from the real descendants themselves: Ron McCoy, Judy Hatfield, Jack Hatfield and Reo Hatfield. These special guests will present their families’ roles in the Civil War, and how after over 100 years of feuding they finally declared peace and unity. Get autographs, take Old Tyme photos, and get to know the truth about these famous families straight from the source! Plus, the Hatfields & McCoys will be signing a brand new unity document while at Old Tucson, and encourage guests to sign the document to be displayed at Old Tucson for years to come.
Civil War Days will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (entrance gate closes at 4 p.m.) Civil War Days is included with Old Tucson admission of $21.95 for adults (ages 12 and over), $19.95 for seniors (ages 65+) and $10.95 for children (ages 4-11).
For more information go to: https://oldtucson.com/