Vacationers who love to immerse themselves in a town’s history and culture will adore Albuquerque New Mexico. There’s plenty to keep history buffs engaged throughout their visit.
Albuquerque Old Town
A visit to the city has to begin with a tour of Old Town. Nestled along historic Route 66, the Albuquerque Old Town district is the premier historic district in the city, featuring the lovely architecture of the San Felipe de Neri Church built in 1793 along with many shops, galleries, and restaurants, Old Town has much to offer. It also encompasses the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, the Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum, and the Albuquerque Museum. At Christmas, the sidewalks and streets are lined with thousands of beautiful twinkling luminarias—a romantic sight to see.
History & Ghost Tours of Old Town, Albuquerque
If you want to really soak in Albuquerque’s history, the Tours of Old Town company provides entertaining and educational walking tours led by engaging guides who will hold your attention as they impart a wealth of knowledge about the town and its history. Can’t-miss tours to take are the “History, Legends & Lore Tour” and the frightening nighttime “Moonlight Ghost Tour.” You won’t miss any hidden gems or little local spots that often go unnoticed—these tours show it all. They offer multiple tours per day, as well as group tours with reservations.
Albuquerque Little Theatre
The Albuquerque Little Theatre has been giving performances since its inception in 1930. The theater not only presents theatrical performances meant to inspire the local community with an appreciation for the arts, but it also offers many workshops and educational programs for the community.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
Honoring one of the Native American tribes of New Mexico, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center proudly celebrates the culture and heritage of the Pueblo people. Displaying artifacts, sculptures, and artwork, the Cultural Center centers its evolving exhibit on the work of living Pueblo artists of both traditional and modern artwork.
The Center also presents educational programs and workshops. In summer, the Center sponsors the Pueblo House Summer camp, an experience that immerses the attendees in Pueblo art, foods, and stories, with traditional Native American dances and demonstrations performed on the weekends, which are open to the public.
With all there is to see in the Old Town district and at the cultural centers and museums throughout the city, history-loving visitors are sure to be delighted in the immersive culture of Albuquerque New Mexico.