Experience historic Old Town Albuquerque

The heart of the Duke City ~ Founded 1706

 

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12pm PUBLIC History Tours ~ Available most days at 12pm

Private History Tours ~ Available most days at 10am, 2pm & 4pm (& 6pm during Balloon Fiesta)

Ghost Tour of Old Town ~ NIGHTLY at 8pm ~ Albuquerque's ORIGINAL Ghost Walk ~ Since 2001!

Moonlight Ghost Tour ~ 10pm - night's of the Full Moon, Friday the 13th

Toast a Ghost! Haunted Pub Crawl ~ on 6pm select Fridays & Saturdays

Breaking Boo! Combo Tour with Breaking Bad RV Tours ~ Tell them to make it a COMBO!

Spook Troop! Junior Ghost Hunting Tour Select nights at 6pm

Scavenger Hunts ~ Available most days at 11:15am for private groups

Private Tours / Group Tours ~ 1 to 200 People

     

     

     

     

     

     

 

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Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdez founded Albuquerque on February 7, 1706 with the name, "La Villa de San Francisco de Alburquerque". Old Town has continued to thrive for over three centuries on the banks of the Rio Grande River. It wasn't until January 6, 1912 that New Mexico was admitted into the Union as the 47th State.

We know the sights, sounds, flavors, people, shops, products, places, photo opportunities and all of the unique things that give visitors the complete “Old Town Experience”. Whether you're visiting Old Town for just a few hours or for several days, we ensure that you won't miss a thing!

Old Town Tours specializes in informative, interesting and entertaining outdoor walking tours which share a wide variety of interesting trivia and historical facts in the heart of the Duke City.

Step back in time with our History, Legends & Lore; venture into the paranormal with our Ghost Tours or see the Plaza late night during our Moonlight Ghost Tour!

Old Town's history is long and varied. The ancient Anasazi, The Tiwa and other Native American Pueblos settled in the Land of Enchantment. Sandia Man lived in this area 12,000 years ago. Spanish Conquistadors including Francisco Vasquez Coronado explored the area in 1540 in search of God, Gold (The legendary Seven Cities of Cibola) and Glory. Merchants traveled the nearby Santa Fe Trail and the El Camino Real in search of trade. Explorer Zebulon Pike stayed on the Plaza, held captive in the rectory of the San Felipe de Neri Catholic Church. According to U.S. vital records, Soldiers including General Stephen Watts Kearny as well as Confederate General Henry H. Sibley each occupied Old Albuquerque. Such Wild West legends as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Billy the Kid are each rumored to have passed through town. The coming of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad caused a move to New Town in 1880. But later, the arrival of the Mother Road (Route 66) brought people back to Old Town in the 1930s.

Visiting Old Town Albuquerque with us on foot is the best way to find the well-hidden original adobe buildings and the hard-to-notice unique New Mexican architectural details. Many properties are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and several hidden treasures are all highlighted by our professional story tellers during our memorable walks.
 

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A visit to New Mexico is not complete without tasting our renowned chili (red or green). Many souvenirs for your friends back home can be purchased in Old Town including turquoise, Kachina Dolls, chili ristras and pottery. The cultural corridor includes museums and other attractions in close walking distance. If you're visiting in December, do not miss the Old Town Holiday Stroll and festive luminarias.

Old Town Tours provides memorable experiences for both locals and visitors to the Land of Enchantment. We offer several tours daily and enjoy providing special group tours for Schools, Seniors, and Convention Visitors.

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  • MOONLIGHT Ghost Tour ~ Same great Ghost Tour held at a spookier later time. Learn the history and superstitions surrounding the moon. Tour held monthly at 10pm on the night(s) of the full moon; on all Friday the 13th's, on "Blue Moons" and every Friday & Saturday in October, and NIGHTLY the week before Halloween. Advance Pre-Paid Reservations REQUIRED no later than 6pm on the night you wish to attend! Call: (505) 246-TOUR (8687)
  • TOAST a GHOST ~ Haunted Pub Crawl. A 4.25 hour, indoor/outdoor, Ghost Walk that visits Old Town Albuquerque's Haunted Bars, Pubs and Saloons. Ghost stories are NOT just for kids! Our Toast a Ghost is only for adults! Featuring the finest in "Dead Entertainment", you'll enjoy Old Town's curious history and both types of local “spirits” - ghosts & alcohol. Travel with your Tour Guide and fellow pub crawlers to visit haunted locations and enjoy a Toast to the Ghost that has made that location their eternal home. Visiting four establishments that reportedly have spirits other than the liquid type! Your tour guide and fellow Pub Crawlers will spend approx 1-Hour inside each location so you will have time to digest the chilling story about the establishment along with a drink, if you so choose. Drinks are NOT included in the ticket price and are purchased by the Guest while at the establishment. (Cash sales and gratuities are appreciated.) *This tour is for ages 21 and older, valid ID required no exceptions. Alcohol is not provided nor required, but definitely encouraged and available to purchase at licensed locations during the Tour. Held on select nights at 6pm. $17 per person. Advance Pre-Paid Reservations REQUIRED! Call: (505) 246-TOUR (8687)
  • Breaking Bad RV Tours ~ The BEST Breaking Bad Tour in all of Albuquerque! See all the sites from the show, guided by Actors who appeared on the show - all while riding aboard the Breaking Bad RV!!! While on board, you can score a real deal - a ticket for our Ghost Tour or our History Tour for only *$10.00* !!!! Tell them to, "Make it a Combo"! Get your Breaking Bad RV Tickets: Call: 505-205-7292 Email: Breakingbadrvtours@aol.com / Website: www.BreakingBadRvTours.com
  • Spook Troop Jr. Ghost Hunting Tour~ Just for Kids! Guided outdoor walking Junior Ghost Hunting Tours in historic Old Town Fun & spooky stories suitable for Children (not gory, not super scary - just fun and informative Tours appropriate for kids. • Ages 6 to 12 with well behaved Adult • Ghost Hunting gizmos & gadgets (Shhhh don’t tell them that they are learning while having fun!) • What is a Ghost? • Fact vs. Fiction • Ghost & Halloween Trivia • Up to 90-minutes • Fun for the family! Available at 6pm on most Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Call for reservations: (505) 246-TOUR (8687).

  • Old Town SCAVENGER HUNTS ~ Teams of 1 to 10 players will utilize all of their skills and abilities to solve a challenging series of clues leading them on an exciting 2-hour Scavenger Hunt through Albuquerque’s oldest neighborhood. Scavenger Hunts are a fun & memorable family event - and you could win a great prize! But, it’s also a great way to learn the history, legends & lore of Old Town in short yet exciting amount of time. Available most days at 11:15am for private groups. Call for reservations: (505) 246-TOUR (8687).
  • Step-on Guide Services ~ Our custom packages for step-on guide services range from one hour to all day in your bus, van, RVor private train car. Call for rates and information: (505) 246-TOUR (8687)

 

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303 Romero St. NW
Plaza Don Luis - Space # N-120
Albuquerque, NM 87104

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