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“Interesting”

La Hacienda del los Martinez
Ranked #10 of 110 things to do in Taos
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Lots of reviews say "must see". Go if you have some free time. Interesting but wouldn't plan my day around it.

Thank Coral P
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"self guided tour"
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"new mexico"
in 20 reviews
"large courtyards"
in 2 reviews
"central courtyards"
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"religious icons"
in 2 reviews
"early taos"
in 5 reviews
"interesting place"
in 6 reviews
"santa fe trail"
in 2 reviews
"taos area"
in 8 reviews
"great history"
in 2 reviews
"adobe walls"
in 2 reviews
"worth the short drive"
in 3 reviews
"living history"
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"servants"
in 7 reviews
"weaving"
in 15 reviews
"century"
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"trading"
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The twisty, winding road brings you back in time to when Indian raids were something to be feared. This self contained home shows in great detail what life was like in the wild west. Tons of artifacts help the visitor understand the way people lived their lives and kept their faith. Well worth the short drive to visit this self guiding museum.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

As stated by another, this is an overlooked gem of a museum. Well preserved rooms, artifacts, the structure itself is interesting and informative. The kitchen was especially impressive to consider what tasks were accomplished there! Recommend this special place to explore! Travel tip: the narrow, rural roads to get there don't recommend doing it in an RV.

Thank Melody R
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing museum!! My husband, myself and 10 year old daughter ALL found this museum interesting and delightful. Well worth a 15 minute drive from town. We loved the fun of opening each door from the central courtyards each filled with a new setting. Getting to go through each little original door made it feel just like if we would have lived there. It's 21 rooms were each filled with authentic period pieces like a loom and weaving room, a saddlery room, kitchen, living/bedrooms. A store room with a darling dress up corner. Dance room/servant rooms. My favorite might be the shelf above the spilled out oven that they would sleep on during cold nights. I'd never seen that before. Even a hanging cradle by it. I discovered so much! The shop personal were so kind and knowledgeable. I can't imagine anyone of any age wouldn't benefit and enjoy this living history! GO

Thank Nancy B
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This was one of the better museum visited in our recent trip to New Mexico. It is a bit out of the way but well worth the time. They don't get very many visitors which is a real shame. The self-guided tour gives an idea what life was like in colonial times.

Thank italgal
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