The Los Alamos Historical Society has announced the addition of guided tours of the Los Alamos Historic District at 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, in addition to the ones offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The new tours began May 16 and continue throughout the summer.
“We have been very pleased with the response this year to our guided tours,” Museum Shop Manager Todd Nickols said. “Visitors to Los Alamos are eager to hear about our world-changing history from our local guides who know it. They love the opportunity to visit Fuller Lodge and to learn about the people who have lived on Bathtub Row, as well as the early years on the Pajarito Plateau.”
Guided tours begin in the Los Alamos History Museum at 1050 Bathtub Row. They are now at 11 a.m. every weekday and Saturdays. The 1.5-hour tours include information on the Ancestral Pueblo people, homesteading, the Los Alamos Ranch School, the Manhattan Project, and postwar Los Alamos, as well as visits to Fuller Lodge and the homestead-era Romero Cabin, and of course, a photo opportunity with the sculptures of Gen. Leslie Groves and Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer.
“Our guides, most of whom are volunteers, stay up on the latest historical research and really do a fantastic job,” Nickols said. “They are passionate about telling stories about the people who have made history in Los Alamos.”
Tours are $15 per person and include free admission to the Los Alamos History Museum.
Children 18 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Tickets are only available in the Museum Shop. For more information, call 505.662.6272.