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El Rancho de las Golondrinas, Santa Fe

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History Museum Historic Site
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.
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  • Better than expected. Worth the time if you are looking for things to do in Sante Fe. Interesting facts about the history of Sante fe area.  more »
  • This place is surprisingly well maintained and "real" looking. The introductions and the demonstration are very educational too!  more »
  • Back to 1780. So often people think of New England as the beginning of settlement in America. We cannot forget New Mexico was being settled in the 1500s by the Spanish from Mexico. Los Golondrinas giv...  more »
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  • 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. So 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.
  • Great place to visit!, amazing repository of artifacts and people who really know the history of the area. We were fortunate enough to have Gordon Mark show us the old fashioned Wet Plate photo process of creating tintype photos. Truly magical
  • It was boring today usually always busy for lavender festival, not many vendors today and not to many people when we were there so that was cool because we got the few vendors that were there to ourselves
  • It's a neat look into early New Mexico life.
  • A great looking area. I've visited the annual wine festival, renaissance fair. Both were amazing. The admission price is usually very fair, anywhere from 10 to 15 dollars. There are many vendors that sell local food, jewelry, and merchandise. The only downside is the fine dust parking lot. Don't bother washing your vehicle before attending.