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Old Town Albuquerque

Old Town Albuquerque

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303 Romero NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104

The Basics

The heart of New Mexico’s colonial past, Old Town Albuquerque is the city’s cultural hub. You can learn more about the area’s colorful history by joining a guided walking tour. Options range from tours focused on folklore to tours that dive into the region’s dynamic local cuisine—think enchiladas, pastries, and margaritas. Self-guided, scavenger-hunt style adventures are also a popular way to get to know Old Town while engaging with both your travel companions and the local community.

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The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
$34.55 per adult
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Incredible Experience
This was an incredible experience for me and my friends. We decided to do this as a fun activity for Halloween. The only problem we had was that we were part of a group of about 30 so there was a lot of people. Either way we absolutely loved it and would recommend to anyone who is interested in the paranormal.
Katelyn_K, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Albuquerque

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Vivian_J, Oct 2021
PRIVATE History, Legends and Lore Guided Old Town Stroll - 10am or 2pm
Thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of Old Town Albuquerque. What made the tour more amazing was our tour guide, Barbara. She is cordial, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. She made the tour very enjoyable.. We will be requesting her next visit.
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Great way to learn about Albuquerque
Janet_M, Oct 2021
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
Took the History, Legends and Lore tour of Old Town Albuquerque. Learned lots of interesting things about the town and it’s history. Barbara, the tour guide, was great!
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Highly recommend
Jeffrey_K, Nov 2021
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
The guide did a good job of bringing a time in history to life. In an informative and interesting way
star-5
An enjoyable experience
ORLANDO_K, Nov 2021
New Mexico Flavors Tour Of Old Town Albuquerque
Our tour guide , Mr Jose Lopez was exceptional. He was personable, very knowledgeable and brought the tour to life. He is obviously a history buff. A very enjoyable and tasteful experience
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A high noon adventure
ORLANDO_K, Nov 2021
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
Our tour guide Barbara gave an excellent tour of “Old Town” and it’s history. Barbara was personable, fun, and exhilarating in her historical presentations. A very enjoyable and informative event!
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Excellent! Brad was...
Trisha_C, Nov 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Excellent! Brad was amazing at telling the stories. A great way to spend an evening in Old Towne, Albuquerque.
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Highly recommend!
Sarah_N, Oct 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Brad was our guide and he is a great story teller. Very entertaining and fun. Loved the telling of Scarlet.
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Old Town Hauntings
Joseph_D, Oct 2021
6pm PRIVATE GHOST TOUR of Old Town - 90 Minutes
Jen’s description of the Scarlet stories and seeing cops show up later. Jen gave an excellent account of all the sites.
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Best tour ever
Lorri_R, Oct 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
We enjoyed it very much! I thought Ashley was a very enjoyable guide! I wanted to hear more! All of the guides seemed like they had a lot of knowledge! We would do it again!
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Very friendly,...
David_M, Oct 2021
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
Very friendly, knowledgable guide - made history of Old Town most enjoyable. Nice, liesurely paced tour. highly recommended.
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Perfect start to our trip
shelly_m, Oct 2020
New Mexico Flavors Tour Of Old Town Albuquerque
Nick, our guide was perfect. Warm and friendly, but also very knowledgeable and familiar with area and location cuisines. Also, had great feedback on everything from golf courses, to restaurants and hiking venues. Perfect way to spend 2 1/2 hours eating amazing food and making new friends!
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Craig was most amusing...
Angelo_T, Oct 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Craig was most amusing and his assistant was efficient. The one I like the most is they have EVPs we can listen to.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Bring cash so you can pick up souvenirs from the street vendors selling handmade crafts.
  • Most of the shops and sidewalks are wheelchair accessible, but some historic buildings are not.
  • Wear good walking shoes—Old Town’s brick alleys are best explored on foot.
  • There is free, 2-hour parking and additional paid parking areas available.
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How to Get There

To reach Old Town from Interstate 40, exit at Rio Grande Boulevard (exit 157) and head south. You can also take public transportation into Old Town—choose the Red Line 766 or Blue Line 790 of the city’s Rapid Ride bus system.

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When to Get There

Old Town comes alive mid-morning (shops typically open around 10am) and you can enjoy shopping until around 5–7pm. Some restaurants and bars stay open well into the evening. Old Town frequently hosts cultural events, live music, and festivals, so check the city’s calendar to catch an event. Christmas Eve is one of the most popular local events, when thousands gather to see the traditional luminaria (paper lantern) displays.

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Wildcard

Visiting San Felipe de Neri Church Set overlooking Old Town Plaza, the San Felipe de Neri Church is the city’s only building proven to date back to the Spanish colonial era. Built in 1793 and now on the National Register of Historic Places, the church is both a historical attraction and an active Catholic church. Visitors can join the community for a daily mass. Or, learn more about the church’s history on a tour or by visiting its museum.

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