As the last stop on our tour for a class on the history of the southwest, this historic hacienda provided an excellent example of Spanish colonial life. Several rooms around two courtyards showed various aspects of hacienda living from the chapel to the kitchen to a weaving room, with examples of Santos, wood carvings, weapons of the period, etc. Each... 更多
It was a wonderful experience to see what a real and rather large hacienda was like. It takes about 30 minutes, but you appreciate the life of the families in the area.
The manager does a wonderful job explaining the hascienda heritage. What is most appealing is the uniqueness of local and timing.
The rooms open off a central area, each displaying artifacts to explain how life was "back in the day." It was very well done, and showed how really strong and tough those people were!
Visiting this place offers a good sense of how early settlers in this part of the country actually lived. It's a self guided tour, easy to follow and short enough to prevent children from being bored by "history".
A little disappointed; however, we visited this time at the slow time of the year for Taos. I expected more active exhibits of how things were at the time the Hacienda was a "working" site. Basically, we just went room to room seeing a few artifacts & reading about how life was "back in the day". The site dates to... 更多
This hacienda was built in 1804 and housed the Martinez family who also ran a trading business, collecting goods from the area and taking them to Mexico on wagon trains for trading. The way the rooms are staged you can imagine the bustling activity in every room. We also had a wonderful conversation with two women who worked at the... 更多
This is a great piece of history; I had my 11 and 15 year old daughters with me (a difficult age to entertain in your "typical museum"), and they were very interested in seeing/touching what it was like to live as a pioneer in this region. The tour is self-guided, so you can take your time and read about the... 更多
The experience was authentic. Furnishings were sparse and simple - no frills in the lives of the Martnez family and workers. "Weaver Anne" showed us some of the oldest weaving carding equipment that had no metal - only thistles. The displays were very well identified and staff were all helpful and appreciative of our visit. There was a man repairing... 更多