Last updated: 7/22/2018
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Street Address
334 Los Pinos Road; La Cienaga
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Mailing Address
334 Los Pinos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
phone: 505-471-2261
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Daniel Goodman, Museum Director
Amy Muñoz-Sotelo, Office Manager & Tour Coordinator

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history museum located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Museum, dedicated to the history, heritage and culture of 18th and 19th century New Mexico, opened in 1972. Original colonial buildings on the site date from the early 1700s. In addition, historic buildings from other parts of northern New Mexico have been reconstructed at Las Golondrinas. Villagers clothed in the styles of the times show how life was lived on the frontier in early New Mexico. Special festivals and weekend events offer visitors an in-depth look into the celebrations, music, dance and many other aspects of life in the Spanish, Mexican and Territorial periods of the Southwest.

The museum is open for self-guided tours June 1 through October 1, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. No reservations are needed for self-guided tours. Allow at least two hours to visit Las Golondrinas, as it is situated on 200 acres. Limited admission after 3pm. Docent guided tours are available by reservation. A free daily guided tour is available with admission at 10:30am (except for festivals and theme weekends). Groups of 10 or more must call the tour office in advance.

During the months of April, May and October the museum is closed to the public, but offers Docent-guided tours Monday-Friday; reservation required (except after a weekend festival). During the months of November – March the museum is CLOSED. Please phone the tour office at (505) 471-2261 ext. 101 for more information.


The mission of El Rancho de las Golondrinas is to inspire learning and preserve the legacy of the land through encounters with the traditions and culture of New Mexico’s Hispano past.


El Rancho de las Golondrinas (The Ranch of the Swallows) a historic rancho and now a living history museum, was strategically located on the Camino Real, the Royal Road that extended from Mexico City to Santa Fe. The ranch provided goods for trade and was a place where the caravans that plied the road would stop on their journey coming from or going to Santa Fe. It was a paraje, an official rest stop for travelers, and was even mentioned by the great military leader and governor, Don Juan Bautista de Anza, when he stopped here with his expeditionary force in 1780.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas, located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico, strives to maintain examples of life during the period when Spain ruled in the southwestern portion of the North and most of the Central American continent. The museum opened in 1972 and is dedicated to the history, heritage and culture of 18th and 19th century New Mexico. Original buildings on the site date from the early 1700s


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Historic Buildings, Modern Facilities El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a living history Museum located on 200 acres in a rural farming valley just south of Santa Fe, New Mexico. As a living history Museum, the Museum is dedicated to the history, heritage, and culture of 18th and 19th century New Mexico. As a result, El Rancho de las Golondrinas is a spectacular venue with lots of options available for films, festivals, and other private or corporate events. With an onsite dining pavilion, three plazas, Education Center, and ample parking, El Rancho de las Golondrinas offers an exceptional blend of modern facilities and historic buildings to accommodate your event.

Available for film and photo shoots

The museum is also available for film and photo shoots. Scenes from such well-known films and TV productions as Wyatt Earp, Into the West, The Missing, Comanche Moon, Young Guns, All the Pretty Horses, Fools Rush In and MacGruber, as well as many others filmed at Las Golondrinas.

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