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Address: 215 E de Vargas St, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2703
Phone Number: +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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watch your head

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Northampton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Adjacent to San Miguel Mission. No entry fee, but we made a small contribution anyway. Nice quick example of living here in Santa Fe 400 years ago.

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texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened to notice the sign for the oldest house after we visited San Miguel Church. It is attached to a small gift shop and is free to enter. You don't need to spend a lot of time visiting the house as it is not large but you will find it interesting.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More of a curiosity than anything else.Not much to see, mostly they want you to go to the gift shop.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is just off a side street and interesting to get to see. It is free and was well takencare of. Take time to go in.

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Canon City, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Like stepping back in time, this house is a great example of early life in the area. It is worth the time to step in and imagine the life of early residents.

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Birdsboro, PA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

There are sections of the walls and ceiling that have been kept original so you can see construction methods. It is very small and there are a few rooms that have artifacts from different eras.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It's a must see if you are in Santa Fe; but be careful as the doorways are low and the rooms are small

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Morristown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went on a great Walking tour hosted by Allan Pacheco, Author and Tour Guide! He is a resident of Santa Fe, NM and know a great amount of historical facts around the Santa Fe area.

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