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El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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Address: 334 Los Pinos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: 505 471 2261
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Description: This living history museum, located just south of Santa Fe, recreates...
This living history museum, located just south of Santa Fe, recreates 18th-century ranch life. Guides, dressed in period clothing, show how people lived in early New Mexico.
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Great of a Big Taste of New Mexican History

I've been here a dozen times and it is always fascinating. It is like the Old Sturbridge Village (in Massachusetts) but with a living history of New Mexico. Check their calendar... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I've been here a dozen times and it is always fascinating. It is like the Old Sturbridge Village (in Massachusetts) but with a living history of New Mexico. Check their calendar to see when they have special events. The time-period re-enactors are fantastic; the livestock is great to see; the old buildings are incredible. Overall, a great experience for families,... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Historic place, Ranchof of the Swallows, on the southbound outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was stop for travelers in the "old days" to rest and enjoy a bite to eat, according to the New Mexico Historians. And it is a charming "museum" to visit now and then and be reminded of the past.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Located a few miles south of Santa Fe, El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a nice place to visit for a few hours. Large space, very rustic and authentic. Good for families. Great during summer festivals.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This museum is so interesting base around an original Rancho from the 1700's and other buildings have been added to the site Each building has volunteers dressed in costume who tell the history of the buildings and demonstrate techniques of spinning weaving,blacksmithing etc The setting is beautiful and it's a lovely walk around the Rancho There is a nice gift... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

They offer a very affordable yearly membership that gets you in to all of their festivals. We specially enjoy the renaissance fair and viva Mexico.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We loved El Rancho! We were able to visit for the Arts and Fibers Festival, where there was action around every corner. We played for three hours and could have done more. Parents and kids alike enjoyed the reenactors who dressed in period costumes for the weekend. We did metal working to create necklaces, watched sheep shearing, made bracelets from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a great site for living history and hiking. We spoke with several costumed interpreters, although I don't know if the volunteers are there every day. They added so much to the overall experience and were very informative

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

There's lots to see as you stroll around the grounds here and step back into another time. Most interesting and edifying. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to do some walking if you are able to. Bring a camera.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Just returned from a wonderful day at this 18th century living history museum. It was the annual Spring Festival Weekend with many activities for old an young alike: tortilla making, horno bread and roasted green chile, hands-on tin work and adobe bricks, a wonderful mule-drawn wagon ride, sheep-shearing, a working flour mill, and costumed interpreters. I think this is one... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My husband and I spent 3 hours at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. We took a 1.5 hours guided tour of the main town area. Our guide was good but we would have enjoyed the tour better if it was only an hour. After the guided tour, we toured the remaining over 250 acres; old building, mill, church and more.... More 

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Address: Address: 334 Los Pinos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone Number: 505 471 2261
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe

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