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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
Traveler Favorite
A great activity for an evening in Old Town
Charlie was a great storyteller who has the gift of a perfect voice for the job. We took a tour here years ago, not sure whether a different company or you’ve changed some things. Either way, it was super fun and entertaining!
Kim_K, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Albuquerque

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Highly recommend the tour to learn about the history of old town
john_a, May 2022
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
Barbara was very knowledgeable about the town, traditions and architecture of the buildings. She is personable and enjoys her job as a tour guide
star-5
Amazing time
Anna_P, May 2022
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Amazing time! And our guide was amazing! He was very informative and articulate. I believe his name was Jamie, but unfortunately I have a harder time remembering names. I would recommend this tour to anyone that loves ghosts and history!
star-5
The evolution of Albuquerque
John_M, May 2022
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
Learning the history of Albuquerque was great. It was interesting and informative. We enjoyed Barbara's grasp of the facts and her ability to answer our questions.
star-5
Fun and Interesting, Too
Angela_S, May 2022
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
This was an entertaining way to spend our last night in Albuquerque. Charlie was a wonderful tour guide.
star-5
All around great experience!
Job_K, Mar 2022
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Highly Recommended Ghost Tour. You get to take an easy walk through Old Town Albuquerque and hear some really interesting stories. Jamie our tour guide was excellent at telling the stories and keeping everyone’s interest the entire time.
star-5
Ghost Tour of Old Town - Must Do
Corinne_B, May 2022
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
A memorable way to spend your evening exploring Old Town! The tour includes a lot of history and some spooky tales to go along with it. Definitely recommend if you’re in ABQ!
star-5
The way that the stories...
Xanthe_A, Apr 2022
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
The way that the stories were told. The interaction between the guide and the group. Charlie was great, loved the jokes.
star-5
Highly Recommend
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.
star-5
Great Introduction to history of ABQ!
Eileen_H, Apr 2022
12pm - Public High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tour - Guided Old Town Stroll
Edie was a very knowledgeable and personable tour guide. So many interesting historical facts! Great introduction to Old Town. Recommend for any newcomers to ABQ.
star-5
Fun Experience
Suzanne_M, Apr 2022
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Charlie was an excellent guide, making the experience informational and filled with humor. Highly recommend!
star-5
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.
star-5
Great tales
Frank_R, Apr 2022
The Ghost Tour of Old Town - New Mexico's oldest Ghost Walk - Since 2001
Excellent tour with fascinating stories. The detail put into the ghostly tales was impressive. Sorry we had to leave early.

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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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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