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El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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We have been to El Rancho de las Golondrinas for the wine festival and Renaissance Faire this year... read more

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dvluvsdogs
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Historical , educational, traveling back in time

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas in Santa Fe , is a wonderful place to visit , it just not only offers... read more

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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.
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 yesterday

We have been to El Rancho de las Golondrinas for the wine festival and Renaissance Faire this year. It is a magnificent location, has a very interesting history and is a perfect venue for both of these events. No doubt it is great for all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas in Santa Fe , is a wonderful place to visit , it just not only offers an authentic experience of life style that bring you back a few centuries, we also learned about the culture , history and traditions that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so very much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments and thank you for your multiple visits! We are so pleased to know that you enjoy it so much that you continue to come back for repeat visits. Our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time here after hearing that I needed to make time to visit. It did not disappoint. It is much larger than I first thought; the property goes on and on. Make sure you wear good walking shoes, bring water and sun...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas is quite a large living history museum encompassing 200+acres and 34 historic buildings. It can be quite a hike around the property to see...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018

Definitely worthwhile to visit this living museum of New Mexico History.. Well preserved structures and volunteers who make it a real life experience. We were there on a day when a large number of school children were visiting so was good to see so many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review of El Rancho de las Golondrinas on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, you must have been here on what we call Spanish Colonial Days. All children in school are required to make a field trip...More

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Coming here is one of our favorite forms of entertainment. Because it is a working ranch, crops and farming activities are always changing. On festival days it's fun to see the creation of ristras, women dyeing wool, horse pulled wagons, the cider press in action,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Visiting El Rancho de las Golondrinas is certainly a step back in time. Our core group of over 200 costumed interpreters show our visitors what it was like to live...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Interactive learning for children. Hands on activities. Very well done. Lots of staff available to explain/teach. It's a look back in time. Check their schedule ahead of time if you want to avoid some BIG crowds on a fiesta day.More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, it can get crazy here on festival days. For the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair, for example, we have close to 10,000 guests! WHEW! That's a lot....even on 200 acres....More

Reviewed 2 October 2018

We have taken the grandkids and visitors several times to different events. Find that seeing how life used to be on the Camino real makes people see history and appreciate the effort it took those traveling the Camino. It certainly wasn’t seventy miles an hour...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you so much for your comments on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your review. No, travel along El Camino Real (The King's Highway) certainly was not at 70mph on the highway back in the day. It was much more commonly traversed by carts (caretas)...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

In my list I would say that this was one of my favorite places I visited in Santa Fe. Antique constructions, church, patios and farm will make you transport to another time in history.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, it really is a trip back in time when you visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas. Our core group of 200 costumed interpreters so enjoy sharing with visitors what...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful living museum with many buildings, furnishings and period structures strewn about the many acres of ranch land. We took the 10:30 guided tour and learned many of the early resident’s rituals and lifestyles. There was a lady baking bread, a man...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, El Rancho de las Golondrinas has 200+ acres of land and 34 historic structures on the property. To really see it does require a commitment of time and energy....More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Make time to go here, it's incredibly well done, informative and the docents are knowledgeable and obviously love what they do. Tourists and locals alike are missing out if they haven't been hereMore

Date of experience: October 2017
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Kathryn C, Public Relations Manager at El Rancho de las Golondrinas, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you so much for your review on Trip Advisor. We so appreciate your comments. Yes, our core group of over 200 costumed interpreters certainly do love what they do and they also love sharing their knowledge and expertise with our guests. We absolutely could...More

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Merlene O
1 September 2018|
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Response from Tops23 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have the harvest festival and a Halloween festival. Their website has more information.
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NatashaK2
14 July 2018|
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Response from Kathryn C | Property representative |
We have an area dedicated for eating with picnic tables and benches under cover. This is the best place for a picnic.
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Anderson50
8 July 2018|
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$6.00 for adults; $4.00 for seniors and teens. Children 12 and under are always FREE. These are the prices for non-festival days.
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