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The Oldest House
Ranked #42 of 283 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 June 11, 2013

Before or after you visit the oldest church (San Miguel), stop in at the oldest house in the US, just across the alley. It doesn't look like much inside or out, and you can see the whole thing in like 20 minutes for a "suggested donation" of two dollars. To enjoy it, study the photos on the wall showing how the house has changed over the centuries, and then imagine these few artifacts were yours to use in daily life. It's really "neat" that these two "oldests" are here together

3  Thank snochasr
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

sold products made by anglos for anglos; what native items they had were made according to anglo specs to sell to angle -- rip off

2  Thank willow m
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

The owner of the property asks for a donation to visit the Oldest House but will offer homemade temptations as an option. Take the option! The anise cookies are divine. I would love to have the recipe. Otherwise, there are some interesting artifacts and the pictures showing the history of the house are worthwhile.

2  Thank robNrom
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Across the street on the side to San Miguel Mission you will find the small house, which is said to be the oldest house in the USA (continental) where people still reside. It was built in 1646 AD by the natives. The palace of the governor is equally old too. The house has some antique things to see but nothing special. This part of the building is divided into store and tourist place, which is a small room. The store has a cafe and they sell homemade cookies and cakes. The room with antiquities also has legend about a ghost, check out for yourself! The entry was free and the length of the visit ~20-25mins. Watch your step maneuver carefully ;)

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Reviewed November 6, 2012

It is a part of a building, a souvenir shop and they claim it to be the oldest house in the area. Be careful of your footsteps.. The entrance is small and the ceiling is low and the dirt floor is uneven.

1  Thank Tangarini
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