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Review of The Oldest House

The Oldest House
Ranked #22 of 275 things to do in Santa Fe
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Owner description: 800-year old Adobe house; considered the oldest house in the United States.
Reviewed July 2, 2012

The house is located next to the Oldest Church. It's really cool and worth your time to go check it out.

1  Thank Nicole N
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

We just walked by on our way to Canyon road. Might as well, just to say you saw it. It's history.

1  Thank Ganne75
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

My sister and I recently visited the "Oldest House" in America. Upon arriving, the man who ran the establishment welcomed us, gave us a verbal tour of what to expect, and insisted that we watch a 7-minute long documentary about the building. We felt a little pressured to comply so we sat down and watched it. Afterward, the man pointed out homemade cookies, brownies, scones, etc that he made himself that were available for purchase. We were not interested in purchasing snacks. He also made mention that he could provide concierge services if we needed to know about anything else in the city, including food, directions, or attractions. That was nice to hear. We toured the building (only two rooms) and took a few photographs. It was nothing extraordinary but no real complaints either.

3  Thank micmac1007
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

No admission but they day out right at the door that you should purchase something before you leave to help keep their doors open. It's a 5 min stop.

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Reviewed April 17, 2012

I first visited the oldest house in Santa Fe (and maybe the oldest house in the US???) in 2005 and found it magically charming. It seemed quaint that the two room museum was kept open by the fact that a jewelry shop occupied the third room. It was not quaint when just six months later when I returned to Santa Fe the shop had closed and for the following YEARS no one could see the museum. Now, thanks to a lovely coffee shop opened by Evelyn and David, you may now visit again. They have spent their personal resources to make a gorgeous space, provide yummie home baked goods, and have made a video about the history of the property! Please, please go by and support what this retired couple are trying to preserve. By the way, eat the very best biscochitos I have ever tasted, made by Evelyn's hand, while she tells you the history of this exceptional little treasure. Janie C from Austin.

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