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The Oldest House

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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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Not a lot to see but if you are walking by, it is worth a look. Neat little place. There is really only a small room but historic. They also have a gift shop inside.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Devils Lake, North Dakota
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Devils Lake, North Dakota
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Not a lot to see but if you are walking by, it is worth a look. Neat little place. There is really only a small room but historic. They also have a gift shop inside.

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Thank Ben D
Richmond, Virginia
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free attraction which provides an opportunity to imagine how inhabitants lived hundreds of years ago, Gift shop attached.

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1 Thank WRon
Kerrville, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although small, the house gives one the experience of how inhabitants might have lived hundreds of years ago. Although you enter through the gift shop, the items sold are of interest, themselves.

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Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I walked through the house area, read the literature provided and visited the gift shop all in about 15 minutes. I wasn't very interested in it but that isn't something that I typically find interesting. The headless skeleton was the most interesting part in my opinion.

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1 Thank Mindy M
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting structure if you happen by. The house is small and there is not much to see. It's a 15 minute visit.

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1 Thank dchemist
El Paso, Texas
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225 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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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233 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 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 31 December 2016

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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

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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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 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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