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La Hacienda del los Martinez

708 Hacienda Rd, Taos, NM 87571
+1 575-758-1000
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Better than the Pueblo

The Hacienda was built in the early 1800's and gives you a wonderful view of what life was like at... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2015
Moraga, CA
Great history

This is a good location to learn a bit about the early settlement of this part of the country. The... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2015
Doug H
Westminster, Colorado
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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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708 Hacienda Rd, Taos, NM 87571
+1 575-758-1000
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Reviewed 24 December 2015

The Hacienda was built in the early 1800's and gives you a wonderful view of what life was like at that time for the wealthy ranchers in the area. This is a little off the beaten track, but well worth the short drive from the...More

Thank moragajoanne
Reviewed 8 December 2015

This is a good location to learn a bit about the early settlement of this part of the country. The tour is self guided, with a number of placards to explain the uses of the building and how things were done by the early settlers.

Thank Doug H
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This doesn't get a lot of ink, but located a couple of miles from the center of Taos, this former residence/trading fort/compound served as a major commercial center. It has been partially restored but is very rustic. Wear comfortable steps and be prepared for narrow...More

1  Thank JTworldtraveler
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Such a simple hacienda from the outside but so much to explore on the inside. Thick walls and large courtyards for the Martinez family to enjoy year round. Each room has been labeled and decorated in the style of the era.

2  Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The hacienda has about 20 rooms and in each you get a feel for life in the 1800's, i.e. blacksmith shop, kitchen, etc. What a hard life it must have been!

1  Thank tarlaa
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Spent a couple hours touring this gem with our 6 year old and we all enjoyed it! beautiful location and no crowds. So interesting to see this unique historical structure.

Thank christine b
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Very authentic feel of life in early Taos. This was a self guided walking tour of an historic hacienda set in the period. A short drive from the busy plaza to the picturesque Taos countryside was relaxing!

Thank rongY5883SW
Reviewed 29 September 2015

If you are visiting Taos and are at all interested in its history, this place is not to be missed. I learned more about 18th cent Hispanic NM in my visit here than in years of reading about the period. This was my second visit,...More

2  Thank Pat D
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Were they really the "good ole days? Built in 1804, La Hacienda del los Martinez marked the northern end of the famous trade route Camino Real which began in Mexico City and became the commercial hub of the Taos Valley. Once Mexico freed itself from...More

2  Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Have you ever wondered what a hacienda was really like? This is the place to see then. You really get a sense of history and life in the southwest in the 1600-1800s. Worth the visit.

Thank jmaison
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Stephen W
When are Trade Days scheduled for 2015?
31 March 2015|
Response from 4whatitis | Property representative |
Hi Stephen, We see that this question was from some time ago and we apologize for our tardiness in responding. Your question is still a good one, however. The annual Trade Fair here at the Hacienda is usually held the first... More