WE KNOW OLD TOWN! 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!History & Ghost Tours of Old Town 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.
History & Ghost Tours of Old Town provides memorable experiences for both locals and visitors
to the Land of Enchantment.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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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Hunts, the participant as well as any heirs or assignees agree to hold harmless
and release, both now and in perpetuity, History & Ghost Tours of Old Townand its agents, employees, contractors and or representatives
from any and all liability, injury, accident, death, harm, financial loss
or incidental damages or any other circumstance arising from or that may occur
during, immediately preceding or following or is in any way related to participation
in said activity, whether or not due to omission, negligence, incompetence,
failure or any other reason on the part of or by History & Ghost Tours of Old Town. Participant understands that said activity may be
physically strenuous, emotionally disturbing and potentially hazardous, and
agrees that they are in adequate physical and mental condition to participate
as well as adequately outfitted and clothed. Tours and Scavenger Hunts are
for entertainment purposes only.
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