Programs & Events

A volunteer for the New Mexico History Museum explains architectural details of the Palace during a walking tour.

Tours and Groups

Docent Tours for the General Public

Docent guided tours for the public are offered free with admission on the days and times listed below. These tours last for about an hour and provide a general overview of the museum and our current exhibitions. Please call 505-476-5200 to confirm that a volunteer docent is scheduled for the day of your visit.

Tuesday                11:00am and 2:00pm

Wednesday          11:00am and 2:00pm

Thursday              11:00am and 2:00pm

Friday                   11:00am and 2:00pm

Saturday              11:00am and 2:00pm

Sunday                 11:00am and 2:00pm


Group Tours

Are you a group of ten or more? If you would like to schedule a docent-guided tour for your group, please contact our Events Coordinator at (505) 476-5156 at least one month prior to the date of your visit. Groups larger than 10 may schedule a docent-guided tour at a discounted price of $8 which includes admission.

If you are interested in an educational visit, the museum welcomes school groups of all ages from public, private, and home-school environments. Preschool and university classes qualify for this program, as do groups such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and similar organizations. Please visit our Education page for more information. School Field Trips - New Mexico History Museum (

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.

For more information and to purchase tickets for this two hour tour, visit the Friends of History website: Friends of History Walking Tours 

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