Museum of New Mexico Media Center Press Release

Downtown Walking Tours Resume April 14 through October 11

New Mexico History Museum

February 26, 2014


Ever wonder why there’s an obelisk in the middle of the Santa Fe Plaza? Have you noticed the gargoyles on top of the Catron Building? Where was the gambling hall? Which tucked-away building held a Manhattan Project secret?

Learn all that and more when the Historical Downtown Walking Tours led by museum-trained guides resume on April 14 through Oct. 11.

The tours are offered Monday–Saturday and 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 Avenue. Each tour lasts about 2 hours and features a leisurely pace with plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the people and events that have made Santa Fe a world-class tourist destination. Tours cost $10; children 16 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Museum guides do not accept tips.

Last year’s guides gave 153 tours to 1,350 adults, 50 children, and one dog—and raised a record-high total of $14,000 to benefit museum programs.

The History Museum’s blog takes you on a virtual version of a tour. Check it out by clicking here. Download images from past years’ tours by clicking here.

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