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La Hacienda del los Martinez

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Address: 708 Hacienda Rd, Taos, NM 87571
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+1 575-758-1000
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Hours:
Sun 12:01 - 16:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Living Museum of Late Spanish Colonial Period in Northern New Mexico built...

Living Museum of Late Spanish Colonial Period in Northern New Mexico built in 1804 by Severino Martinez and his family. On National Register of Historic Places. Winter Hours are a shortened version of our regular season hours.

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Go back in time at this wonderful historic home.

This is a little off the beaten path, but well worth it. I believe it was the first home in Taos, but if not, certainly one of the oldest structures there. Enjoyed seeing how they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
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Amarillo, Texas
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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This is a little off the beaten path, but well worth it. I believe it was the first home in Taos, but if not, certainly one of the oldest structures there. Enjoyed seeing how they lived.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

It is not hard.to imagine a small community using this home. Obviously larger than the normal 1-3 room homes of the locals, this is a much larger 21 room home built by a prosperous business man in 1804. On display, the cooking area, leather working (saddles), quilt making (active group making and selling their work), and many other small displays.... More 

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Avon, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Don't be turned away by the outside appearance of this site. It is a 10 minute drive from the Plaza but worth the effort to get to it!! It is LAYED out with many little rooms that describe the early development of the area. Many artifacts that transition this eara!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

to learn about the history of Taos and of the people who lived there a long time ago. Visit of the hacienda, of many rooms and the 2 patios. Interesting but not essential if you go to visit Taos.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

There were no tours available when I went, so you have to read all the information. There are times when things are unclear and it would be nice to ask an expert. The history is amazing and the collection of materials is very interesting.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

As the last stop on our tour for a class on the history of the southwest, this historic hacienda provided an excellent example of Spanish colonial life. Several rooms around two courtyards showed various aspects of hacienda living from the chapel to the kitchen to a weaving room, with examples of Santos, wood carvings, weapons of the period, etc. Each... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. Worth the drive. People were tough to live as they did then. Makes me think what weenies we are with our high tech life, how easy we have it. Don't miss the quit room. Great site.

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Lewisville
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

It was a wonderful experience to see what a real and rather large hacienda was like. It takes about 30 minutes, but you appreciate the life of the families in the area.

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Punta Allen, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

The manager does a wonderful job explaining the hascienda heritage. What is most appealing is the uniqueness of local and timing.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The rooms open off a central area, each displaying artifacts to explain how life was "back in the day." It was very well done, and showed how really strong and tough those people were!

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