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“Not much to see...but it's a great story”
Review of The Oldest House

The Oldest House
Ranked #42 of 280 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 October 1, 2013

We had to go in just to say we did it. The entry way is strange...not really labeled...its actually a real estate office and they ask if you are seeing the house. there is a very narrow hallway with people coming out of the back room. Not much to see. $2 donation.

3  Thank techgmu
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"san miguel mission"
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"piece of history"
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"interesting artifacts"
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"worth a stop"
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"free admission"
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"united states"
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"for sale"
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"donation"
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"coffin"
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"church"
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

I enjoyed visiting this site because it gives you a glimpse to what living accommodations would have been back in that time. Of course here are items for sale and not all are locally made but don't pass up the biscochitos ( anise cookies). They are a New Mexican tradition and very well done here by the owner's wife. True it doesn't take more than a few minutes to see everything but that's a good thing as you can add it into your walking itinerary of the Plaza area.

1  Thank ocdogmom
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

The Oldest House is interesting to see, but it is small and can easily be seen in a matter of seconds. You can go inside, but only during certain hours. Best view for picture is from above (go to the neighboring church steps)

1  Thank Melinda S
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Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I moved here in Nov 2011 and kept hearing about the "oldest house in America" supposed to be in Santa Fe. So we Googled it and went for a drive...it looks like all the other old houses and the postcard I bought is a way better photo than I could capture with my camera! We did not go inside and did not spend money...we walked around for 5 mins and left...

3  Thank Tara326
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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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