El Rancho de las Golondrinas
Translated as the Ranch of the Swallows, Rancho de las Golondrinas is a "living museum" recreating the life of a 19th-century Spanish ranch village. Set on the site of a former ranch, the area is now a 200-acre village perfect for visiting groups interested in culture and history.
Original buildings date back to the early 1700s while reconstructed buildings add to the village's overall charm and historic integrity. Throughout the village you'll encounter costumed individuals living out the day as if they're from centuries past, demonstrating historic dances, music, daily chores and more. Find out how villagers would grind their own flour, make tools, and care for the livestock! Stop by the Talpa Mill, the schoolhouse, Shepherd's Cabin, and even the burial ground for a well-rounded, in-depth look into the history of New Mexico!
Annual festivals grant added fun and flair to Rancho de las Golondrinas from the kid-friendly Festival de la Familia to Civil War reenactments and more. Celebrate the Harvest in October and watch as they crush grapes, make tortillas, and participate in hands-on activities for yourselves at the second best Fall Harvest Festival in the U.S. as voted by USA Today!