Step Back in Time on a Historic Rancho
Experience a unique snapshot of life in the Southwest in the 18th and 19th centuries. A living museum, this historic rancho is a carefully preserved collection of period buildings, traditions, and handicrafts from the Spanish, Mexican, and Territorial periods. It is located a short drive southwest of Santa Fe on the old Camino Real running between Santa Fe and Mexico City.
The rancho is always bustling with the day-to-day activities of a working historic farm. Everything is done in the old ways. You can sit and learn from historians and artisans engaged in grinding sorghum, shearing sheep, tanning hides, cooking in adobe ovens, smithing tin, weaving textiles, and servicing wagon wheels. Tours are available for small groups and school trips, venue rentals are open for everything from weddings to movies, and there is a museum shop on site.