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La Hacienda del los Martinez

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Address: Ranchitos Rd, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: 505/758-0505
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nicely Preserved Hispanic History

A very old adobe structure built in the courtyard style. Doors to the various rooms enter the building from the courtyard, centralizing all of the purposed rooms - nicely restored... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A very old adobe structure built in the courtyard style. Doors to the various rooms enter the building from the courtyard, centralizing all of the purposed rooms - nicely restored and informative signage. Good for the whole family to see and learn from. EXCELLENT collection/museum of old religious artwork.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visit if you can. It is not a glitzy tour spot but quite interesting in it's history and how the well to do people lived at that time in history in the Taos area. It is a self guided walking tour of the compound.

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Kailua-Kona
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This Hacienda was the focal point of early 19th century life in the Taos area. This large double courtyard structure probably housed 60 people who ran it and the ranchero. I can't imagine that an 1820 visitor to Taos would miss doing business here. Be sure to stop in.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a historical museum showing the Spanish colonial way of life. It is worth a visit and you can buy a combo ticket with the Blumenschien home/museum and save $4 ea.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The museum provides a unique view into the hard-scrabble way of life in early 1800's New Mexico. The main attraction is the building itself which is probably the only remaining structure of its kind from that era. Note that the hacienda is larger than it appears from outside as there are over a dozen rooms to visit. We were very... More 

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Hillsborough
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a simple museum but it was still interesting. Our admission fee pays for most of the maintenance so we didn't mind paying it. The two older ladies working there were very pleasant to chat with. It was neat learning about this piece of American history.

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Soquel
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We found this place on a Traders Day. Lots of reenactment. Authentic music, from children too. Interesting history, all new to us. Great find.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This museum gives a view into a very rugged past. In the early 1800s the Martinez hacienda in Taos was a very remote outpost in the opening west. From todays vantage point it's hard to grasp just how hard life was in the frontier.

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Neptune Beach, FL
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27 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

After visiting Fechin House and Millicent Rogers House, this places bring you back down to stark reality. This is what the haciendas were really like. They didn’t have inlaid wood floors and fine pieces of furniture. They were basic with hard earth floors, few windows, a few pieces of rough wood furniture, simple bars for locks on doors that didn't... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stopped because they were having a Trade Fair and a mountain man rendezvous reminiscent of the late 1800s gatherings that happened in Taos every fall. That is what made it interesting for us. I would guess that unless you are deep into Southwest history stopping when there are no special events happening could be less interesting. We enjoyed looking... More 

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