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History Tour of Madrid: The Town Too High To Die Walking Audio Tour by VoiceMap

Madrid produced the coal that both built the Bomb and inspired Walt Disney. Abandoned as a ghost town for many years, it was reborn as a thriving artistic community. The Oral History Tour lets you hear Madrid’s stories, as told by the people who lived them. Using smartphone technology, it plays the audio automatically, at exactly the right time and place.

All dimensions of Madrid’s peculiar, multifaceted story are explored: from an eyewitness account of union-busting violence, to that time the brand-new fire engine accidentally burned down the firehouse. The Oral History Tour was distilled from seventy hours of interviews, and endures as a preserved collective memory of this unique New Mexican treasure.

Of this two-hour tour, The Santa Fe Reporter wrote, “It’s a deep dive into the fascinating history of the little town. You’ll find interviews with locals, some of whom have lived in Madrid their whole lives, and a narrator with a soothing voice ... it works exceedingly well.”

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  • What's included :
    • Lifetime access to History Tour of Madrid: The Town Too High To Die tour
    • VoiceMap Application
    • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
    What's excluded :
    • Smartphone
    • Transportation
    • Food/Drink
    • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Madrid Ghost Town, Highway 14, Madrid, NM

    The ghost town of Madrid is quite alive and filled with art and history.

    Hear the hidden stories of Madrid delivered from its residents straight to your phone as you explore the town.

    Pass By: The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 State Highway 14 N, Madrid, NM 87010-9746

    Established in 1899, The Mine Shaft Tavern is a roadside saloon that offers New Mexican food, draft beer & live music.

    Pass By: Madrid Old Coal Town Museum, 2846 State Highway 14 N, Madrid, NM 87010-9746

    The Old Coal Town Museum is a tribute to mining-town life and has a vast range of mining memorabilia including old mining equipment and also old shop fittings and hospital paraphernalia.

  • Departure Point :
    The Mine Shaft Tavern, 2846 NM-14, Madrid, NM 87010, USA
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 2/25/2019 - 10/23/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


English - Audio

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Activity ID: V-110804P47

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