¡Hola Amigos!

Las Golondrinas festivals have been canceled through October.
Any changes to the schedule will be posted here and on our social media pages.
If you have any questions email us at mail@golondrinas.org


We are thrilled to announce that El Rancho de las Golondrinas will open to the general public at reduced capacity for self-guided tours and picnics starting September 9th.

All reservations must be made in advance, including members. Sessions are limited to 50 tickets (please review our Policies and Procedures below before purchasing tickets).

The Museum’s new hours of operation are as follows: 

Monday–Friday through September 18th
Morning Session: 10am–12:45pm
Afternoon Session: 1:15pm–4pm
Closed for cleaning from 12:45pm–1:15pm

Wednesday–Sunday beginning September 23rd through October
Morning Session: 10am–12:45pm
Afternoon Session 1:15pm–4pm
Closed for cleaning from 12:45pm–1:15pm

*Schedule subject to change*

Tickets for each daily session can be purchased through the “BUY TICKETS” button below. Member tickets are free through the same link; Las Golondrinas and NARM members must show their membership card with their ticket for entry. Each session is 2 hours, 45 minutes. Visit anytime during that session, last entry is 30 minutes prior to the end of the session.

Tickets are now available for the month of September; October tickets will be released later in the month. All admission tickets must be reserved in advance. No walk-up sales are permitted. Groups of more than ten (10) people are not permitted. 

During your visit, all visitors, staff and volunteers are required to wear masks at all times. Anyone not wearing a mask will be asked to leave. Please bring your own water or water bottle. We have water bottle fill stations for your connivance.

Please note that the historic buildings, museum gift shop and administrative offices are closed, and no docent-led tours are being offered at this time. While staff and volunteers will be on site, there are no historic interpreters. The Las Golondrinas property is 200+acres, no shuttle service is available, and only restrooms near the entrance are available for public use, so please plan accordingly. Visitors may bring a picnic — all trash must leave with you (pack it in, pack it out please). 

Admission Fees:

$8– Adults (Must reserve ticket online)
$6– Seniors (62+), Veterans and Teens (Must reserve ticket online)
FREE– Children 12 and under (Must reserve ticket online)
FREE– Members (Must reserve ticket online and must present member card at gate)

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Golondrinas Live Sessions on YouTube

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Time Travel from Home!

Kids and families are spending lots of time at home together during this time of COVID-19 closures; and managing education from home can be challenging, so we’d like to share some virtual resources to help you learn more about New Mexico’s history, culture and traditions.

Whether you’re homeschooling, looking for a fun project to try together, or are simply interested in the unique history of the Land of Enchantment, Las Golondrinas is here for you!

Learning How to Make a chile ristra

Learn About Las Golondrinas & Test Your Knowledge

Explore our website to learn more about New Mexico history and El Rancho de las Golondrinas.
Take the quizzes and check the answers to see how you did!
Check back for new ones every week.

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Quiz 4



Gardening Activities! 

Did you know that our friends over at Santa Fe Botanical Garden offer a wide variety of programming for all ages at their sites, the Botanical Garden at at Museum Hill and the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve, which is attached to El Rancho de las Golondrinas? They even offer programs geared specifically for children and their gardening education!
With the current COVID-19 health situation, and site closures, they too, are providing online resources so you can enjoy gardening at home with the family.
Click here for family-fun home gardening activities!

Making tortillas at El Rancho de las Golondrinas

Hands-on History

Try these family-fun activities and share your creations with us or tag us in your photos.
Facebook: @SFGolondrinas
Instagram: @sfgolondrinas
Email pictures or videos of your culinary creations or cultural crafts to laura@golondrinas.org.
Include your name, age, city, and grade/school for a chance to win a prize!

Create a Cultural Craft!

Learn about Yucca Soap then try your own homemade “squishy soap”

Make an Origami Golondrina!

Homemade Clay Golondrinas

Corn Husk Doll

Try a Traditional New Mexican Recipe!

Torta de Huevo
Red Chile
Flour Tortillas
Green Chile Stew

Play an “Old Timey” Game!

Rollin’ Bones: The History of Dice

Dice Games for the Whole Family! 

Historical Charades

Memory Card Game


Welcome! We invite you to take a journey to the past at “The Ranch of the Swallows.” This historic ranch, now a living history museum, dates from the early 1700s and was an important paraje or stopping place along the famous Camino Real, the Royal Road from Mexico City to Santa Fe. Experience the life of another time in a location unlike any other in America.

Spectacular Events All Season

To apply to be a Vendor at one of our Festivals or Events.


Weaving & Colcha Embroidery

New Mexican traditional weaving and colcha embroidery are alive and thriving at El Rancho de las Golondrinas living history museum. Learn More

Our Volunteer Corps

El Rancho de las Golondrinas is grateful to have over 300 Volunteers which help make the Museum come alive. If you are interested in joining us, visit the Volunteer page.