Taos Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Taos Historic Downtown Walking Tour

Detail Step back in time on a history tour
Detail Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
Detail Great overview and orientation of the city
Detail Get inside tips from a local
Detail Led by a local guide
Detail Duration: 60 minutes
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Historic Walking Tour - Teresina Lane, Taos, NM

Get ready to spend an exciting day traversing the historical streets of downtown Taos with an informative guide on this epic walking tour. Your guide will meet you at the Turquoise Tours and Gift Shop located near the Taos Plaza at approximately 11:00 A.M. to begin your tour. Other departure times are available upon request. This walking tour is a fun walk for dogs too, so if your pet is well behaved they are more than welcome to come along!

The walking portion of the tour consists of approximately a half mile radius. Within that distance your guide will stop and point out location after location, the history of each place, and delightful stories of interest for each destination. You will also hear interesting stories of residents and people from long ago that used to walk the streets of Taos such as the notorious Padre Martinez and his daughter. You will hear tales about Dona Luz and a certain lady of the night, learn about Conquistador Juan de Onate and his lost foot, and Taos own version of Donald Trump, Long John Dunn.

Other attention grabbing stories that you will learn on this entertaining tour include the beheading of Mister Manby, how the first governor of New Mexico was scalped here, the Pueblo revolt and even some ghost stories, ghost sightings and tales of paranormal activity.

Your walking tour is mostly on sidewalks that are well maintained. Please make sure you wear appropriate footwear to ensure you are comfortably throughout the duration of your tour. Likewise, the tour will take place rain or shine. Please wear the appropriate attire.

At the end of your tour your guide will lead you back to the Turquoise Tours and Gift Shop. Please bear in mind that gratuities are not included in the price of your tour and although they are not required your tour guide will feel appreciated if you do!
Meet your local guide under the gazebo at the Historic Taos Plaza for your 50-minute walking tour of this quirky and artistic northern New Mexico town.

Walk a half-mile route from one historic point of interest to the next, as your guide recounts stories of characters from the past, including Padre Martinez and his offspring, Dona Luz and the lady of the night, Conquistador Juan de Onate's lost foot, Long John Dunn (Taos's very own Donald Trump), Mister Manby's mysterious beheading, the Pueblo Revolt, the scalping of New Mexico's first Governor, and a few ghost stories sprinkled in. 

Most of the walking is on sidewalks and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dress appropriately for weather - sun, heat, rain, wind. Guide gratuities are not included.

Pickup & Return:
Turquoise Tours & Gift Shop (just off Taos Plaza).
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: 11am (other times available by request)


  • Local guide

Does not include:

  • Guide gratuity: While gratuities are not a requirement, it is an appropriate and welcome gesture. A 15-20% gratuity based on the cost of your tour will make your guide feel appreciated and valued.

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A small amount of walking is involved

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