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The Oldest House

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215 E de Vargas St, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2703
+1 505-988-1944
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If you are a History buff. Visit this. You do not miss anything if you do not visit also. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KRAMA200
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Seattle, Washington
Quick stop

Supposedly the oldest house in town. Really a gift shop with a couple of other rooms with some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
maapar
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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800-year old Adobe house; considered the oldest house in the United States.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average30%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (75 reviews)
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215 E de Vargas St, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2703
Downtown
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+1 505-988-1944
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"gift shop"
in 75 reviews
"san miguel mission"
in 20 reviews
"adobe building"
in 6 reviews
"piece of history"
in 6 reviews
"interesting artifacts"
in 4 reviews
"love history"
in 4 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 9 reviews
"free admission"
in 6 reviews
"united states"
in 8 reviews
"for sale"
in 4 reviews
"new mexico"
in 5 reviews
"donation"
in 28 reviews
"coffin"
in 7 reviews
"church"
in 26 reviews
"foundation"
in 8 reviews
"photos"
in 19 reviews
"ghost"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a History buff. Visit this. You do not miss anything if you do not visit also. It is supposed to be the oldest house in Town,preserved and marketed as such.No entry fee. Quite an old building well maintained. You see odd old...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Supposedly the oldest house in town. Really a gift shop with a couple of other rooms with some artifacts. Would not go out of the way to see but if you are in the neighborhood, take a peek.

Thank maapar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was interesting. My only negative is the gift shop is crowded and messy. Was hard to look around.

Thank Sage7243
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called here while on our Route 66 roadtrip. Who knows if it's genuinely the oldest house but it's a quaint little building. You can get free parking around the corner by the tourist information centre (ignore the signs about staff only parking - just...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not much to see but pay attenion to the way the house was built, next door to the chapel, yes you can touch

Thank ricdb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely old house, lots of history. Recommend a visit/tour. Good use of time. It is amazing that some of the oldest buildings can be found in New Mexico

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Reviewed June 15, 2018

Other than this being the "oldest house," there's really nothing of great interest here. Santa Fe has much more mandatory stops.

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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

This museum is small but very interesting. Inside there are information about this place and have some historic items. Also there is a souvenirs shop. Have a special free parking and the museum is for free

Thank enghelicious M
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

I saw a sign saying “free admission/ free parking” and a left pointing arrow. It was located in front of a gift shop door. I entered and asked if the house was through the gift shop or around the corner. The annoyed clerk said “if...More

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Reviewed May 26, 2018

There is very little to see and it is difficult to determine what is actually the old house and what is more recent structures built aroung the home...

Thank Philip C
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November 3, 2017|
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Response from DeanMurphy2020 | Reviewed this property |
Redmond: I visited on a Monday, after touring the church. Don't expect this to be a mansion refurbished; it is a pioneer "hut" that has been preserved, but not restored. Keep in mind that houses then had only two rooms. The... More
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Response from auntoee | Reviewed this property |
just donation
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Response from peterglassman | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I was there on a Monday and I do not remember seeing any sign with their hours. They have a gift shop so my guess is that they are open all the time. You may want to try calling them or look them up online.
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