TMC joins its neighbors in celebrating Fort Lowell Day

The Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood welcomes the surrounding community to its historic corner of Tucson on Saturday, Feb. 9, for the 32nd annual Fort Lowell Day Celebration.  Activities are scheduled to start at 10 a.m. with vintage baseball games, and conclude with the garrison flag-lowering ceremony at 4 p.m.

????????Residents of the Fort Lowell area – just north/northwest of Tucson Medical Center – will commemorate the area’s history by hosting cavalry drills, a 19th century band concert, exhibits, food booths, adobe brick making and hands-on activities in Fort Lowell Park.

Visit the neighborhood historic sites on a walking tour, which travels from Fort Lowell Park westward along Fort Lowell Road to the San Pedro Chapel, through the historic neighborhood known as El Fuerte (The Fort). Expect to encounter education and entertainment along the route.

And just a stone’s throw down Craycroft Road, Tucson Medical Center has a role to play. Shuttles will run during the afternoon from Fort Lowell Park over to the hospital for a quick tour around some of TMC’s historic buildings. TMC’s history dates back to the Desert Sanatorium, which was built in the 1920s and became a community hospital – TMC – in 1943.

All these activities are FREE. Parking is available at Fort Lowell Park with a smaller quantity near San Pedro Chapel. Fort Lowell Rd. will be closed to traffic between Craycroft and Beverly Roads during the event.

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