Monday, May 9, 2011

Civil War Reenactment this Weekend

Santa Fe is a popular destination spot for history buffs, so I want to let our guests at The Madeleine Inn know of the upcoming Civil War Reenactment this weekend at Rancho de los Golondrinas.   You will get to see military drills, dramatizations of daily camp life and the reenacting of actual battles that took place in New Mexico during the Civil War.   For a real treat I would recommend booking the Candlelight Tour, allowing you to see vistas of camp life at night.  These evening tours are twenty minutes in length, with limited tickets available.  You will definitely want to book this in advance by calling 505.471.2261.

The ranch, a living history museum, is one of my favorite places to visit in and around Santa Fe.  All year long they bring history to life, whether during the Fiber Arts Festival (demonstrations of getting wool from sheep to loom to textile), Frontier Days in August and the Harvest Festival in October.  Rancho de los Golondrinas is open Wednesday through Sunday, from June through October, so you can visit the sight even without an event taking place.  However, there is nothing like being there during a reenactment of history, when the place really comes alive.

Rancho de los Golondrinas
Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15
10am-4pm

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