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A docent talks to visitors about life on the Santa Fe Trail in "Telling New Mexico." Photo by Kitty Leaken.

Tours and Groups


Tours by Museum Docents

Please note that guided, in person tours of the museum are currently not being offered due to Covid Safe Practices.

Historic Downtown Walking Tours

Explore 400 years of history, culture, and architecture in the nation’s oldest capital city. From ancient Pueblos to the birth of the atomic age, museum-trained docents bring to life the true stories, colorful characters, and unique places that make Santa Fe “The City Different.”

The Historic Downtown Walking Tours is a program of Friends of History, a volunteer support group for the New Mexico History Museum.

Currently, the two-hour guided tours are available by reservation only. The tour fee is $20 for adults 18 and over; $10 for children 8 to 17; and no charge for children under 8. To make a reservation, please email  You can also visit the Friends of History website for additional information.


Due to Covid restrictions, groups wishing to visit will need to separate themselves in smaller groups of 6 or less while in the museum.  For more information call (505) 476–5200 or (505) 476–5087. 

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