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The Oldest House

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Address: 215 E. De Vargas St., Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
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+1 505-988-1944
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800-year old Adobe house; considered the oldest house in the United States.

800-year old Adobe house; considered the oldest house in the United States.

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Brief lesson of history

The oldest house is placed just opposite the San Miguel church, the oldest in the US. The house is covered by real adobe stuff, so you can get a good idea how the original Pueblo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The oldest house is placed just opposite the San Miguel church, the oldest in the US. The house is covered by real adobe stuff, so you can get a good idea how the original Pueblo style looks like. It shares a small yard with a very good pizza restaurant.

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Guilford, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Allows you to see the construction method for a very old building, next to the Loretto Chapel with their very small rooms.

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Devils Lake, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a lot to see but if you are walking by, it is worth a look. Neat little place. There is really only a small room but historic. They also have a gift shop inside.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a free attraction which provides an opportunity to imagine how inhabitants lived hundreds of years ago, Gift shop attached.

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Kerrville, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although small, the house gives one the experience of how inhabitants might have lived hundreds of years ago. Although you enter through the gift shop, the items sold are of interest, themselves.

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Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I walked through the house area, read the literature provided and visited the gift shop all in about 15 minutes. I wasn't very interested in it but that isn't something that I typically find interesting. The headless skeleton was the most interesting part in my opinion.

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting structure if you happen by. The house is small and there is not much to see. It's a 15 minute visit.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is a small house just across from the San Miguel Mission. The entrance is free,but they do as for a $2 donation per person to help maintain the house. It is quite interesting to see how small the "house" was. There is a nice progression of photographs along the wall to show the many changes this house has gone... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The small house is located adjacent to the San Miguel mission and is free, so it's a convenient place for a short visit. Although it is historically significant, there isn't a lot to see, so it will probably take about 15-30 minutes (unless you plan on spending time browsing in the gift shop).

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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Worth stopping by to see. There is no entrance fee, two rooms to view along with a gift shop. Just interesting to see the size of the rooms, fireplaces, and period pieces.

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