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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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Best tour ever
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!
Lorri_R, Oct 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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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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Great History Tour
Judy_H, Oct 2021
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
Barbara was an excellent tour guide! She was very knowledgeable and we learned so much about the city’s history. We enjoyed the tour and were so happy that the walk was such an easy one. My husband was using a motorized scooter to get around and it was an easy tour for him.
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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.
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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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Fun ABQ experience
Deb_M, Oct 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Great story telling at the perfect pace. Ashley and Misty were terrific. The history of the area that goes along with the ghost stories is very interesting.
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The Disney couple looking for ghosts!
Tracie_K, Oct 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Charlie was an incredible story teller! We were amazed and amused! It was so interesting learning some history of Albuquerque!
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Enjoyable and educational
Maureen_C, Oct 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Alison is a terrific storyteller! Misty and Laina were very helpful, friendly and accommodating by watching for traffic and getting all of us umbrellas when it poured
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Great fun
Debbie_S, Aug 2021
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
Our guide, Craig, was a wealth of knowledge! You can tell he really enjoys the history of the area and liked sharing. He interacted well with adults and kids!! The walk was 3hrs long but not strenuous.
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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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Great guide and great...
Laura_I, Oct 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Great guide and great stories. So much fun for the family. Great for kids and adults. Mr Montoya was a great guide.
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Awesome!
danielle_g, Aug 2021
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Great tour. I wish we did this the first day in Albuquerque. Lots of history. Our guide was so knowledgeable and a wonderful storyteller.

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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