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Address: 215 E de Vargas St, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2703
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+1 505-988-1944
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800-year old Adobe house; considered the oldest house in the United States.

800-year old Adobe house; considered the oldest house in the United States.

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Interesting to see the way people used to live. The house is well maintained and a short visit. I would not make a special trip but if you are close by worth a stop.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Todd G
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Hobbs, New Mexico
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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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64 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's close to the plaza and you can check it out when walking around the town but not sure if it's worth specifically diverting to.

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Thank AussieOs-57
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a cute little house that's worth seeing if you're walking around in Sante Fe...but once you see it and read the small plaque on the wall there isn't much more to see. I wouldn't go out of my way.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quick stop. It is cool to think of this as the oldest house. But, remember, the stake to claim is that it is the oldest house that is still standing in its original spot. Very neat. Look at the coffin and get a little piece of history on that. It's a fun fun read!

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am always amazed to come across something, especially architectural, that has lasted longer than a century.The oldest house in Santa Fe stands unassumingly on Vargas Street. It's easy to walk right by this landmark without knowing where to look.

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Thank Sassamatt
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For a two story house it has low ceilings (look at the vigas from outside) and small rooms true to ancient styling. The building offers ideas as to how people lived, stayed warm and cooked in small spaces. Old photos hang on the hallway walls. It was claustrophobic for my older cousin. Mostly it is a gift shop.

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Thank 26katyg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was amazing. Very friendly staff , my kids enjoyed it. Very small so if you have strollers you wont fit. Read all the little cards you will be surprised at what you read . caught us off guard to read about witches.

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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The visit is free and only takes a few minutes. Nice to drop in and view. It is near the historic church which is also a must see.

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1 Thank Gary M
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its amazing for this structure to be part of santa fe for centures and to still be just as it was when it was built somehting you have to see

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see the way people used to live. The house is well maintained and a short visit. I would not make a special trip but if you are close by worth a stop.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The small, history house gives one the experience of how this residen have lived hundreds of years ago. And We are a thank now the life made easier than that。

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