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
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.
12pm PUBLIC History Tours ~ Available on most days, year-round,
at 12pm. Experience historic Old Town with a leisurely, 75-minute, 3/4 mile stroll, fascinating stroll around the birthplace of the Duke City. Tours include historical photos, interesting trivia and fun facts of Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico! This tour is perfect for both locals and visitors to the Land of Enchantment. Step back in time and experience our History, Legends & Lore. 24-Hours advance notice suggested but we may be able to accommodate you with as little as one-hour's notice!
Private History Tours ~ Available on most days, year-round,
at 10am, 2pm & 4pm! Your
personal historical walking Tour through Old Town Albuquerque. Your private
tour is really yours, because your questions and comments will shape the
route, focus, the stories and even the locations that the tour exploresDate
and time of your choice. Up to 2 Hours. 24-Hours advance notice suggested but we may be able to accommodate you with as little as one-hour's notice!
Ghost Tour of Old Town ~ NIGHTLY at 8pm ~ Albuquerque's ORIGINAL Ghost Walk ~ Since 2001! 90 minute, guided, out-door walking
tour which shares the ghost stories, histories and paranormal investigations
of Old Town’s haunted locations. Tours held NIGHTLY at 8pm.
Moonlight Ghost Tour ~ 10pm - night's of the Full Moon, Friday the 13th, Blue Moons, and evert Friday & Saturday in October. Same great Ghost Tour held at a spookier later
time. Learn the history and superstitions surrounding the moon. Advance Pre-Paid Reservations REQUIRED no later than 8pm on the night you wish to attend!
Toast a Ghost! Haunted Pub Crawl ~ Held monthly at 6pm select Fridays & Saturdays. ~ 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
Breaking Bad RV Tours ~ Tell them to make it a COMBO!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 *$15.00* !!!! Tell them to, "Make it a Combo"! Get your Breaking Bad RV Tickets: Call: 505-205-7292 - Email: Breakingbadrvtours@aol.com / www.BreakingBadRvTours.com
Junior Ghost Hunting Tour ~ Held select Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights at 6pm. 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
Scavenger Hunts ~ Available most days at 11:15am for private groups~ Teams (of 1 to 10 players per Team) 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.
Private Tours / Group Tours ~ 1 to 200 People with Tours held day or night. Call or email for more information and rates: (505) 246-TOUR (8687) or info@ToursOfOldTown.com.
& Storytellers - We are available for presentations catered to your needs. Call or email for more information and rates: (505) 246-TOUR (8687) or info@ToursOfOldTown.com.
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 or email for more information and rates: (505) 246-TOUR (8687) or info@ToursOfOldTown.com.
History & Ghost Tours of Old Townprovides 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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