History and Ghost Tours of Old Town

History and Ghost Tours of Old Town

History and Ghost Tours of Old Town
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Cultural ToursGhost & Vampire ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursNight ToursPrivate Tours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
We know Old Town & we'll show & tell you everything! Guided, outdoor, story-telling Tours, along the 315 year old paths & walkways of historic Old Town Albuquerque, share colorful assemblage of fascinating back stories & tantalizing tales. High Noon History, Legends & Lore Tours available 12pm. Private VIP History Tours: 2pm. Ghost Tour of Old Town NIGHTLY at 8pm. Professional Tour Guides entertain you with tales mixed with chills & chuckles, this is the perfect Old Town outing! No wonder the Ghost Tour is oldest & most famous Ghost Walk in the entire State of New Mexico! Special Tours & Events on select dates: Pedicab Tours, Ghost Hunting Tours, Pub Crawls, Step-on Guide Services, Private or Group Tours (1 to 100). Whether you're in Old Town for just a few hours or for several days, we'll ensure that you won't miss a thing! You will have the complete Old Town experience! Advance pre-paid reservations REQUIRED no later than 2-hours before Tour start time. Safe Practices! #AbqTours
Albuquerque, New Mexico

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2023

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Amanda B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Took a group of five for a private 10pm ghost tour of Old Town and it was an EXCELLENT experience! Our tour guide, Craig, was personable, knowledgeable and fun. His personal flair, stories, and sincere interest in the local history made for an incredible experience. Seeing the plaza at night was creepy in and of itself, but mixed with the local lore and verified ghost stories, it was made especially memorable. Unfortunately we didn't see or experience anything too out of the ordinary, but there were other locals traversing the square who added their own stories and even shared creepy pictures they'd taken nearby. One stop near a restaurant and a bus boy even had a ghostly story to share. Seems everyone in Old Town has something to chip in if they've been around any time at all. I'll be recommending this tour to any and everyone, especially after dark! Thank you, Craig, you were awesome!
Written July 10, 2022
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Thank you for joining us on our Ghost Tour and for leaving an amazing review! Our guides truly love what they do and they strive to give the best experience they can. Each of our guides has their own unique fashion of storytelling. You never know what you may experience while on tour. It's great to hear you had a great time even if you didn't have your own personal paranormal experience. We are glad the we were able to provide your group with such great memories. Happy Haunting!
Written July 12, 2022
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James Y
Katy, TX36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
One of the attractions my family always does on any trip is the local haunted history tour. We were very excited to join this tour for our first trip to Albuquerque. Misty and Edwin did not disappoint us at all.

The tour is a short walk around Old Town in which not only will you hear some stories about some of the potential paranormal occurrences at various locations but learn some very interesting history of Albuquerque.

I will say that our experience was rather unique in that we were the only participants on the tour when we took it. So your results may vary.

Misty is an incredible storyteller that keeps you engaged as she gives you the details. I think even more interesting is that in a few of the instances she has had first hand encounters - bringing the stories to another level. Along the way the audience is given an opportunity to listen to some EVP recordings that were captured at some of the locations. To me this was extremely unique and interesting.

All in all I throughly enjoyed our evening with Misty and Edwin and highly recommend this tour to paranormal adventure seekers.
Written December 22, 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your haunted history tour with us! It's true, our tours offer a unique blend of spooky stories and fascinating Albuquerque history. We believe the best ghost stories are rooted in truth, and Old Town has a rich and sometimes dark past that provides the perfect backdrop for chilling tales. We're glad you found our storyteller engaging and of course, those EVP recordings add a whole new layer of intrigue! While having a private tour like yours is certainly a special experience, we also love sharing our ghostly knowledge with larger groups. The energy of a crowd can be really fun, and there's always the chance for some unexpected interactions (of the paranormal kind, of course!). No matter the group size, we're always passionate about sharing Albuquerque's haunted history with curious visitors like you. Thanks for choosing us, and we hope you have many more spooky adventures on your travels!
Written December 22, 2023
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Linda N
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
The stories were so real you could just feel the presence of their spirits. Taking pictures of orbs made it real! I would do this tour again! It was windy and stormy so it was a little scary which added to our experience. Craig was excellent and went beyond his scope. He was patient and engaging with the family and our 11 month baby. This is a family experience you shouldn’t miss! Thank you Craig for an exciting and adventurous evening!
Written August 13, 2020
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Thank you for joining us, Linda, and for your review. We appreciate both! Now, more than ever, both mean so much to our small business. We strive to present family friendly fun for all. The ambiance.of Old Town is always amazing - but a little adverse weather definitely adds to the Ghost feel! (And actually increases Paranormal Activity.) Perhaps next time you will join us for a daytime History Tour?
Written August 20, 2020
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Vicki S
Saint Louis, MO57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
The tour was half way entertaining. The process of getting tickets online was easy and efficient. I think if we would have had a bigger group and a different tour guide our experience would have been better. It was our first visit to Albuquerque and we did learn some interesting historical information but our tour guide rambled and was distracted by others walking around at times His presentation could have been smoother.
Written November 1, 2020
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Thank you for joining us, Vicki. We are glad that booking tickets was easy and efficient and that you learned some of Albuquerque's history. However, we're sad that you left feeling "half way entertained". If you had contacted us directly we would have done everything in our power to ensure that you were satisfied. We are celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Ghost Tour of Old Town this year. Our local small business has survived 9/11, the economy crash of 2007/2008, the H1N1 virus and more - but none of us have ever experienced anything like this pandemic. We are certified by the State of New Mexico for "Safe Practices". We follow all health others. While the surprise reduction of Group Sizes to just a FEW PEOPLE allowed per tour came at the height of our peak season, only 2 weeks before Halloween, we were still able to accommodate EVERY reservation by running multiple SMALL tours at the same time. Unfortunately our normally big & festive Halloween Groups could only be a few people each. With Multiple Groups out at the same time, and Guides having back to back Tours, we're sorry that we weren't able to provide our usual smooth and leisurely performance. We hope that you'll give us another chance to provide you with a memorable Old Town experience.
Written March 17, 2021
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Audrey F
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
Charlie is very informative and had a nice big voice. He obviously loves ro share his vast knowledge of the history of Old Town. The Mariachi music in the Gaxebo was so enjoyable and Charlie did a great job of working with it
Interesting and Informative. Added to our experience of the visit.
Written September 30, 2022
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Thank you for joining us on Ghost Tour and for leaving a great review! Our guides love to hear that they gave a memorable experience for their guests. We hope you found Old Town Enchanting!
Written October 2, 2022
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Allison P
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Craig was fantastic! Very personable, knowledgeable and just made it a fun experience while also giving us the dirt of old town Albuquerque happenings. I‘ve lived in ABQ for 20 years and I found out things I never knew historically about the area. Recommend bringing good gloves, hat, a jacket when going in the late fall/winter.
Written November 28, 2022
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Thank you for joining us and for leaving a nice review! We are delighted you had such a good time and found out some great history about the area you live in. Yes definitely a chilly time of the year. We always suggest dressing warm and bringing some hot coco/ hot tea or coffee with you for the stroll.
Written November 28, 2022
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Sydney K
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We went in November so we were the only two people taking the tour. Our tour guides, Erica and Isabel, were wonderful! Giving a mix of history and ghost stories. It was fun talking with them between stops and sharing theorys on hauntings!
Written November 23, 2022
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Thank you for joining us on our Ghost Tour and for leaving a nice review! The colder months seem to add a spooky ambiance to the air. We are delighted to hear you had such a great time with our Guides. Happy future Hauntings!
Written November 25, 2022
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Mike Z
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
The tour was good and interesting. Our tour guide, Charlie, had some great story telling. Everything was great until the end when Charlie asked us if we were alright or just tired because it, “looked like we were hating it”. He asked us this in front of all the other group members too, which was very embarrassing. I thought this was incredibly rude and ruined the whole experience which we were enjoying right up to that point.
Written March 22, 2021
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Oh, Michael! :( We are so very sorry that you were embarrassed. This makes us feel quite sad as this was never our intent. We want every Guest to have a wonderful experience. Which, it seems, you were until our Guide asked you if everything was "OK". Kind of like when a waiter comes up to see how the food is or if you need anything else. That is not meant to embarrass you - only to better serve you! Our Tour Guide's strive to personally connect with every guest. Sometimes, we just can't tell how the Guest is feeling. We try to use eye contact, read body language, try humor and other techniques to gauge how a Guest is doing. With masks on in the dark, we can't clearly see people's facial expressions. A guest could be cold, thirsty, tired, need to use the restroom, have low blood sugar, can't see or can't hear the Guide - or any other thing. If we can't see a smile, hear any laughter, see nodding heads of understanding, or if a Guest is not participating by asking questions or taking photos, etc; we'll just ask how they are doing or feeling. With direct, honest, communication we can fix most issues on the spot.Especially in these difficult times, many people are nervous or scared to be out, are worried about the Pandemic and are under so much more stress than usual. We want to relieve those fears and give people a chance to "get away from it all" for a little while. We are glad that you enjoyed the Tour & the Story Telling. Please know that our checking in to see how you were feeling was because we really care! It was not meant to offend you or embarrass you in any way. If you would have contacted us directly we would have done everything in our power to ensure that you were satisfied. We do take your feedback to heart and we will use your feedback as a training tool. We are grateful that you let us know.
Written March 28, 2021
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Rose118
Seattle6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
I've done ghost tours in other towns and none of them spooked me. This one did. Our guide, Charlie is a true story teller who had us hanging on every word. Lots of spooky stories as well as really interesting history! Would definitely recommend for something fun to do in Albuquerque.
Written August 22, 2021
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Thanks, Rose! We appreciate your high praise. We're thrilled that you had a memorable (& spooky) Ghost Tour experience. Old Town's history is amazing! We hope that you will join us again!
Written August 22, 2021
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Sharon S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Business
Charlie was am amazing guide. Voice was perfect, keep everyone engaged. Stories were interesting. We had quite the debate on the trip back to our Airbnb about which haunting was our individual favorite. We took this tour with four chaperones and ten members of our 2023 graduating senior class.
Written May 10, 2023
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Thank you and your entire class for joining us on our Ghost Tour and for leaving a nice review! We are delighted to hear you had a great time and it spurred a great conversation. Happy Haunting!
Written May 12, 2023
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