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“1804 Hacienda” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Hacienda del los Martinez

La Hacienda del los Martinez
Ranchitos Rd, Taos, NM 87571
505/758-0505
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Ranked #14 of 69 things to do in Taos
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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“1804 Hacienda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

When you enter the hacienda you feel that you have been transported back 200 years. This large adobe was the home of the Martinez family who farmed the land and it was also a trading post. The self guided tour (there is printed material on each room) shows how the family lived and worked. There are rooms that served as a warehouse and rooms where items were made. This is a good way to learn about the early history of Taos. Admission is $8, but you can get a combination ticket for $25, good for a year, to visit all 5 museum/homes in Taos.

Visited October 2013
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Warrensburg MO
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“Classic hacienda”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Museum is part of Taos Museum pass, and is historic rather than art, demonstrating early Hispanic settler life. Friendly staff in gift shop and weaving demonstrator (who enjoys first person). Try not to get there too close to closing.

Visited September 2013
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Illinois
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“A slice of life from the early 1800s”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The Martinez hacienda is always a highlight of our trips to Taos -- we visited here for the third time, this time with grandchildren, aged 10 and 12 and their parents. It's a low key site and not crowded, allowing a leisurely stroll through the rooms surrounding two central courtyards. Period furniture and artifacts tell the story of life on the frontier some 200 years ago.

Visited June 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Step Back in Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This property allows one to step back in time and experience the life and times of early settlers in the Taos area. Most of the rooms are open and furnished in typical styles of the period. There is one large room with an extensive display of beautiful quilts and another room with beautiful photographs.

Visited October 2013
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“Imagining life in the 1800s”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

The family hacienda dates back to 1804, when it was bustling with people and daily activity. The admissions office/gift shop is well organized. At first glance, there doesn't seem to be much to see, but there's much to observe, including a live blacksmith demonstration. The free handout is detailed and describes each room, a total of 21, surrounding 2 courtyards. The door to each room opens, and each room has an informative display of household items that show the lifestyle of the 1800s. It was a treat to get a feel for everyday life as a New Mexican pioneer, and made us grateful for today's comfortable way of life.

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