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La Hacienda del los Martinez

Ranchitos Rd, Taos, NM 87571
505/758-0505
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Ranked #13 of 41 Attractions in Taos
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Soquel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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Grapeview, Washington
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197 reviews 197 reviews
68 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This is an interesting historic home to walk through on a self guided tour. It gives a glimpse of what life was like in early New Mexico and how the architecture was designed primarily for protection from those outside the compound.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This was truly an opportunity to walk through history. We enjoyed our guide and learning about the history of the hacienda as well as the very, very hard life the Indians as well as the Spanish endured.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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83 reviews 83 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Have visited before but this time Trade Days were happening. The overall experience was great and we made a few gift purchases as well.

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Palm Springs, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The festival included people dressed in native and mountain man clothing from the early 1800s. Trade goods were from that era as well as new goods made by the individual vendors. We were able to tour all rooms of the Martinez Hacienda and enjoyed Aztec Dancers, Flamenco Dancers and a diverse band in the courtyard. Food provided by the concessionaire... More

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Toronto
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87 reviews 87 reviews
18 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

First you have to find it as it is not well signed. Park and walk across the wood bridge. Look carefully at the fortress for the small entrance door. The self guided tour does give the experience of walking back into the 1870's.

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St. Charles, MO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Interesting architecture. Historical looms and religious artifacts. Self guided tour. The buildings surrounding the courtyard contain numerous artifacts.

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