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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Window into the past

This museum symbolizes the life of the early settlers in the southwest. The hand built adobe structure with the hand hewn beams and doors is a real marvel. The restoration and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Alvin, Texas
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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This museum symbolizes the life of the early settlers in the southwest. The hand built adobe structure with the hand hewn beams and doors is a real marvel. The restoration and upkeep of the Martinez hacienda is in good order. There is a small fee but it is well worth the tour(self guided)

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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The hacienda and its occupants, the Martinez family, are a look back to the era where the Santa Fe trail and Camino Real brought trade through this Hacienda. Martinez looked both east, to the Americans, and South to Mexico to engage in trade and barter for both subsistence and profit. The adobe hacienda served multiple generations who influenced the territory... More 

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Martinez museum is actually an old preserved hacienda with all the original old doors, windows & hardward. It is a big square building with the middle being two large open courtyards and you can see the entrances to all the dozen or more rooms. Among them are: bedrooms, weaving room with several looms, kitchen, religious with excellent large old... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about La Hacienda del los Martinez

Address: Ranchitos Rd, Taos, NM 87571
Phone Number: 505/758-0505
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Taos County  >  Taos
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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