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The Oldest House

215 E de Vargas St, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2703
+1 505-988-1944
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Worth a Minute if Walking By

A couple of small rooms attached to a gift shop, it takes a minute or two to take a look and say... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
swearengen
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NJ
Not to be missed!

An absolute tourist attraction that is not to be missed! Fascinating architecture, VERY... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
catann50560
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800-year old Adobe house; considered the oldest house in the United States.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good38%
  • Average30%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (62 reviews)
“small rooms” (14 reviews)
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215 E de Vargas St, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2703
Downtown
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+1 505-988-1944
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A couple of small rooms attached to a gift shop, it takes a minute or two to take a look and say you were in the oldest house. Kind of cool in a way, but definitely not worth going out of your way for.

Thank swearengen
Reviewed 5 days ago

An absolute tourist attraction that is not to be missed! Fascinating architecture, VERY inyeresting place. Near MANY other "Must - See's" of Santa Fe!

Thank catann50560
Reviewed 6 days ago

For us this was a bit of a gift shop that had a very small museum type attraction attached. While it was worth seeing if you are in to that sort of thing I felt it was more emphasis on the gift shop than the...More

Thank JudyandBillG
Reviewed 6 days ago

You enter this house through the gift store, which is a pretty good store for those of us not completely overwhelmed by the amount of product on sale in the town. Anyhow, the two tiny rooms that date back give a strong impression and really...More

Thank mersenne5
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing to see here other than a very old adobe structure covered with new mud (happens every couple of years). The best part of visiting the site is it's location...just two blocks from the plaza and if you do make the walk you...More

Thank kstempson
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was closed when we were there, but it is still a must see.I'm glad they have re-done the outside to make it look a little better. Last time I was there it was falling apart. Love this place and glad they are taking...More

Thank gallagcl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this please by happenstance. Very small oldest house. Got to appreciate this piece of New Mexico history. Highly recommend it!

Thank Effie431
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting to see this structure and think about all the years and lives it has seen. Only a few rooms to see inside, so it's a quick visit. Gift shop located inside as well.

Thank misty_bee_Wyo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for about 15 minutes. It is very small but worth seeing such an old place. There is no fee to enter. And there are even a few parking spaces right beside it. The adjoining jewlery/gift shop was neat and had a very...More

Thank RaleighNCtravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because it is claimed to be the oldest house in the US, you should see it and the authentic adobe bricks from which it is made. Some interesting artifacts on the inside of the two room structure and old pictures.

Thank lindasT7244CM
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2012TufnellPark
13 April 2017|
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Response from auntoee | Reviewed this property |
just donation
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vmr1270
1 January 2017|
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Response from peterglassman | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately I was there on a Monday and I do not remember seeing any sign with their hours. They have a gift shop so my guess is that they are open all the time. You may want to try calling them or look them up online.
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