New Season of Downtown Walking Tours Set to Begin

Editor | - April 17, 2013

'Enjoy stories of the people and events that have made Santa Fe a world-class tourist destination'

History Museum Guides Start New Season of Downtown Walking Tours on April 22

Museum-trained guides in Santa Fe history will resume their Downtown Walking Tours on April 22, Monday through Saturday, through mid-October. The tours begin at 10:15 a.m. in front of the Blue Gate just south of the New Mexico History Museum’s main entrance at 113 Lincoln Ave. Tours cost $10; children 16 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips. 

Each tour lasts about two hours and features a leisurely pace with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. Enjoy stories of the people and events that have made Santa Fe a world-class tourist destination. Los Compadres del Palacio, a support group of the New Mexico History Museum, operates the program with guides who are trained in Santa Fehistory. (Many are also guides at the History Museum and Palace of the Governors.) Proceeds from the tours benefit the museum’s programs and events.

 Palace of the Governors Volunteer Patricia Kuhlhoff explains some of the Palace of the Governor’s architecture during a walking tour of downtown Santa Fe. 

Special group tours can be arranged by calling (505) 476-5200

The History Museum’s blog takes you on a virtual version of a tour. Check it out by clicking here.

The New Mexico History Museum is the newest addition to a campus that includes the Palace of the Governors, the oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States; Fray Angélico Chávez History Library; Palace of the Governors Photo Archives; the Press at the Palace of the Governors; and the Native American Artisans Program. Located at 113 Lincoln Ave., in Santa Fe, NM, it is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

From a New Mexico History Museum press release...