Visitors to Hacienda del Desierto Bed & Breakfast invariably want to know where the historic part of Tucson is located so they can appreciate the rich cultural heritage of the town. Historic Tucson before 1900 was located just east of I-10 off of Congress Street and was probably no more than a few blocks square but increased after the railroad came to town in 1880. This area now holds the government buildings along with a number of the historic landmarks. A walking tour of that area has been developed by the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation. It is called the Presidio Trail Historic Walking Tour.
The complete walk is 2 ½ miles but can be walked in stages rather than all at once. It takes you through historic neighborhoods and identifies landmarks.