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El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
+1 505-471-2261
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A working farm museum

This museum helps understand what life would've been like in the 1800s in New Mexico. They've done... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
apinnell
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Austin, Texas
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Spanish-Colonial History Gem

I learned so much about my own heritage and ancestry from our visit. Ticket prices are lower than... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
reginad2222015
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Denver, Colorado
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This living history museum, located just south of Santa Fe, recreates 18th-century ranch life. Guides, dressed in period clothing, show how people lived in early New Mexico.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“living history” (25 reviews)
“wine festival” (21 reviews)
“fall harvest” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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334 Los Pinos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507-4363
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+1 505-471-2261
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This museum helps understand what life would've been like in the 1800s in New Mexico. They've done a good job of restoring the place and their staff includes weavers, spinners, blacksmiths, and Baker's who explain what it was like. They frequently have festivals so check...More

Thank apinnell
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review and comments! Yes, we have nine festivals and fiestas during our season which feature a variety of both educational and entertaining experiences for children and adults. Our core group of 120 costumed interpreters are on hand to share...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016

I learned so much about my own heritage and ancestry from our visit. Ticket prices are lower than most museums and, for me, the experience was more hands-on and personal. Great events and food.More

Thank reginad2222015
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review and comments. We really appreciate your feedback. Through nine annual festivals, we strive to inspire learning and preserve the legacy of the land through encounters with the traditions and culture of New Mexico's Hispano past. All of our...More

Reviewed 22 July 2016

They often have different events here, from harvest festivals, to Renaissance fairs, several annual events. Been many times always fun. Plus it's nice and green. Has a pond.More

Thank metalli2sis
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

So glad you enjoyed your most recent visit to El Rancho de las Golondrinas and thank you for your many repeat visits! We so appreciate your support. Yes, we have approximately 8 to 9 festivals and fiestas each season. We try to have something for...More

Reviewed 20 July 2016

It's a way from Santa Fe - about 20 miles- and was the last overnight stop for travelers from New Spain (Mexico).before reaching Santa Fe. The old village is best. Not much to see in the outer area other than a nice long walk.More

Thank Hans C
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Thanks so much for your review and comments. We sincerely appreciate them and hope you had an enjoyable visit to El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Set on 200+ acres, the site has 34 historic buildings and a core group of 120 costumed interpreters who greatly...More

Reviewed 18 July 2016

Lots to see and beautiful site. This place shows how people have historically lived in New Mexico. The gardens are gorgeous and the history great. Our kids loved it.More

Thank Alix H
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review and comments. We sincerely appreciate them! So glad to learn that you and your children had a great time at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. We strive to be a place of education, entertainment and enlightenment for all...More

Reviewed 17 July 2016

Went there on a Sunday and had an excellent time! In addition to the historic/period buildings, there were vendors in the plaza selling authentic folk art. The prices were very reasonable compared to the shops in Santa Fe. There was even a "Luch Libre" masked...More

Thank Alejandro J
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review. We sincerely appreciate your comments. Yes, we are a bit hard to find if you use GPS which doesn't do too well in rural settings. But we are just 20 minutes from the Santa Fe Plaza and just...More

Reviewed 15 July 2016

What a delight to visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas. The examples of original architecture are extremely interesting, right down to the volunteer baking bread in the outdoor oven. Loved the adobe buildings, examples of handmade rugs, and even the vegetable garden at the bottom...More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you so very much for your review. We sincerely appreciate it! El Rancho de las Golondrinas has 34 historic buildings set on over 200+ acres of land -- including adobe structures, buildings of stone, log cabins and wooden structures. Just as in days gone...More

Reviewed 7 July 2016

Enjoyed all the history of an old western town.. Docents were knowledgeable and engaging even in 115 degree heat.More

Thank Fourfirstnames
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Thank you so very much for your kind review. Yes, our volunteers are truly amazing! We absolutely could not exist without their dedication and expertise which they are so willing and able to share with visitors. In the heat, monsoon rains, wind, dust -- in...More

Reviewed 7 July 2016

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is an interesting historic site which has a variety of events. Plenty of walking space and lots to see. Make sure you check their website for details. Our first visit was in 2009, and have had several visits since then....More

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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review and for your many repeat visits! We so appreciate your support. Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas has plenty of walking space to be sure! Over 200 acres! Always best to wear very comfortable walking/hiking shoes, a big...More

Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is a great setting for the wine festival, nestled in with the El Rancho historic buildings. The entrée fee of $13 provided a wine glass and tastings from all the attending wineries. We found the set up to be very good - lots of...More

Thank Kirk H
Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

Thank you so much for your review of the Santa Fe Wine Festival at El Rancho de las Golondrinas. It sounds like you had a great time, and we are very pleased to hear that. We were very blessed with great weather this year. There...More

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mystgoats
25 May 2017|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
We now have several ADA accessible pathways on the upper part of the Ranch thanks to a grant from the Safeway Foundation.
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Noelle D
15 February 2017|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
Unfortunately, we are closed for the winter. Weather in New Mexico this time of year can be very unpredictable, in fact, we are expecting snow this weekend. Since navigation around our site can be challenging in the best... More
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321clk
30 March 2016|
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Response from GreenJedi | Reviewed this property |
20 - 30 minutes from downtown.
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