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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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Today
10:00 - 16:00
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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
Description:

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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History buff? Don't miss this!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2015
Pat D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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, and I found it just as interesting as the first. There are almost twenty rooms... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 Spain in 1821, La Hacienda became an important trade area for American goods shipped west... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Very interesting self guided tour with a lady at the desk who loves the property and history and was happy to share her knowledge.

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

A look at life in the 1800's. Good house and the hostess was so enthusiastic it was contagious. Spent a couple hours were and would go back.

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Thank Ken S
Tucson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

This is an authentic hacienda of the middle class, well worth the visit. I have visited very elegant haciendas which show how the 1% lived, but here was a more realistic example of the west in the last century or so. They do well to keep it up with little more than volunteers. There are a number of rooms to... More 

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Catonsville, MD
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The hacienda is a 21-room complex built around two courtyards that was a home to the Martinez family and its servants as well as housing the family business. Furnishing is sparse, but there are informative displays on weaving, blacksmithing, and leather work. When we visited, there was also a display of quilts by local artists. The hacienda provides good insights... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Nice little place, a couple of miles out of town. I think the term that best describes this place is "under curated." You stumble through a series of dimmly lit rooms and some have interesting pictures with few notations, and others are just a jumble of similar items. A bit of 'figure it out for yourself, cowboy.'

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Ashland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

We've been here before and enjoy it. There are usually very few people here, so it's easier to get into imagining being an early Spanish settler living here than if it were full of tourists. If you are a history buff, you will enjoy it, but if not, you may feel there isn't much to see.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

Interesting historic site consisting of self-guided tour of the rooms in the hacienda. Nice gift shop also.

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