Trip Planner:   USA  /  New Mexico  /  Santa Fe  /  Museums  /  El Rancho de las Golondrinas
El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe
(4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Discover the lifestyle of 18th-century Spanish colonial ranchers with a visit toEl Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum. Attired in period clothing, the guides take visitors through the process of making flour, creating tools, and shoeing horses. The ranch is also home to an acequia system--an irrigation ditch complex. Tour the reconstructed colonial buildings or come for one of the annual festivals, offering visitors insight into traditional Mexican and Spanish culture. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Rancho de las Golondrinas by using our Santa Fe trip itinerary maker.
Create a full Santa Fe itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Santa Fe

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Santa Fe by other users

14 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in United States & Mexico BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in New Mexico BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Western US BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM SPAIN April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Santa Fe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Just a wonderful place to visit. I especially love to go on Rennaisance Fair days because it has jousting, food and music. The Harvest Festivals are wonderful, too. But, even on any day this is a grea...  more »
  • Within this compound are displays and depictions of very early Indian and settlers lives and amazing methods. Very real. 
  • Lots of amazing things to learn. Plenty of interactive exhibits for the kids to learn and not be bored. Scenery is amazing and the workers are very informed, helpful, and friendly. 
Google
  • I've been here for a couple of festivals and the grounds are nice with clean restrooms, but the festivals themselves are usually disappointing. Admission is often higher than the event is worth. Today we are at the Santa Fe Harvest Festival. There are only about 10 artisan booths mostly selling the same stuff at fairly high prices. It's nice stuff though. The activities are entirely for children. Which is annoying. They wouldn't let me make a corn husk doll. 😣 So basically we drove 90 minutes to stand around with our fingers in our noses.
  • I've been there for two Renaissance fairs and enjoyed them. Considered having my daughter's wedding there, but rules were a little too strict. Good venue and an interesting place all by itself.
  • Renaissance Faire @ El Rancho de Las Golondrinas was fabulous
  • Amazing! Great time with the kiddos, so much to see and try.
  • Step back in time at this wonderfully preserved historic site. There are 200 acres to explore amidst towering cottonwood trees, living ponds, and a 200 year old flowing acequia. The many historic buildings transport you to a time long ago.