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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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Interesting!

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Diane B
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Hot Springs, Arkansas
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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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228 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Diane B
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great and quick stop if you're walking downtown. It's FREE so why not stick your head in and learn something? It's not a full museum, but the little gift shop is great and the actual home is worth walking through. Even just to get an idea of "what life was like"

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a treat to come across this house and the church next door. To see how simple the needs of the times were. Don't miss it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Build circa 1646. Next door to what is said to be the oldest church structure in the U.S. Very cool!

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

It's the oldest house next to the oldest church — two symbols that are a testament to early American history and the beginning of the colonial period in the region. It is rather small, and you will need to crouch down a few times, but it is definitely worth the time. It is also free. While you are there, you... More 

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Bermuda
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Stumbled upon whilst looking for nearby chapel. The museum is small, very small and quite quirky. The gift shop which is connected is interesting.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is next to the oldest church. It houses a store. Watch out while you are going through the rooms because the door heights are very low. They have some displays with artifacts that are good as well as photos.

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Glensted Mo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Worth the stop. It is seldom when one can see a building this old, historical background and still preserved. We enjoyed the stop. You can take a few minutes or take an hour. It is worth whatever time you can spend.

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