Tour Times and Pricing
Our 2022 season begins April 1st. The tour fee is $20 for adults 18 and older; $10 for children age 8 to 17; and no charge for children under age 8.
Tours depart every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 10:15 AM from the entrance to New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, one-half block north of Santa Fe Plaza.
To make a reservation ahead of time, book now on our website’s calendar. Same day tickets are sold in-person at the NM History Museum’s Spiegelberg Shop, but are subject to availability.
Friends of History members receive a 20% discount for themselves and the guests who accompany them; members, please email us at [email protected] to book.
Custom tours can be scheduled at your convenience (major holidays excepted). Standard tour fees apply with a $120 minimum and are subject to docent availability. For information contact [email protected].
Where to Park
Where to Meet
Meet your docent at the Lincoln Avenue entrance to the New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Avenue, outside in the covered area to the left of the blue door.
Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Santa Fe will provide you with an up-close glimpse of the vibrant and multicultural history of the Land of Enchantment’s capital city. On your tour, our well-trained and historically knowledgeable guides will lead you on an unforgettable journey through Santa Fe’s past.
Tours visit eighteen historic sites and structures and explore the interiors of two historic buildings. On the one and one-half mile walk you will discover:
- How the Villa de Santa Fe became the capital of “The Kingdom of New Mexico” and the oldest capital city in the US.
- Why the 1680 Pueblo Revolt was one of the most successful Native American rebellions in American History.
- How Santa Fe became the center of an international network of trade routes despite being at least 1000 miles from the trails’ destinations.
- Why an unassuming little office at 109 East Palace Avenue was crucial to the success of the Manhattan project and the birth of the Atomic Age.
- How a Catholic priest from France managed to build a grand stone cathedral in a town of little mud houses.
- Why New Mexico is the only state in US with a round capitol building.
- How a group of anthropologists, artists, and writers created the Santa Fe we love today.