El Rancho de los Gorondrinas (translated as “Swallow Ranch”) is a royal road that stretches from Mexico City to Okay Oinge (San Juan Pueblo) north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Built in the early 1700s, this historic ranch is a 200-acre museum that gives you a glimpse into New Mexico’s history.
Located in the La Sienega valley, the La Sienega stream and surrounding thermal waters have been inhabited as lush green oases in semi-arid areas for over 5,000 years.
The 33 historic buildings include plazas, mountain villages, active water wheels, churches, schools, blacksmiths, grocery stores, cellars, and other Adobe and Log buildings. The guide worn at the time will illustrate weaving, leather tanning, milling, forging, sowing and more. The old Acequia (irrigation canal) still flows through the pasture.
Today, the museum is the premier life history museum in New Mexico. The self-guided timetable runs from June 1st to October 1st, from Wednesday to Sunday and from 10:00 to 16:00. The museum also hosts regular events and festivals.
Calendar of events: https://golondrinas.org/events/