Historic Sites

If you love history, you've come to the right place. Santa Fe's rich past is preserved in historic sites located throughout and near the city.

Explore ancient Native American ruins filled with petroglyphs or a living history museum devoted to Spanish Colonial life. Visit centuries-old adobe and European-style churches. Ride a historic working railroad or enjoy the unique architecture of downtown Santa Fe.

With such a layered history, Santa Fe draws visitors back over and over again to uncover its fascinating past and experience its unforgettable present.

Cathedral Park

213 Cathedral Pl
Santa Fe, NM 87501
View Map Located next to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, this grassy, green park has plaques describing Santa Fe history and benches for relaxing.

Cross of the Martyrs

On Paseo de Peralta, between Otero Street and Hillside Avenue, north of E. Marcy St.
View Map This short, but steep, walkway begins at a stairway located on Paseo de Peralta. As you climb the steps, read the plaques that provide an overview of the city's history. At the top of the hill, a white cross commemorates 21 Franciscan priests killed during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Here, you can take in spectacular views of the city and surrounding mountains.

El Palacio

725 Camino Lego
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505 476-1145 View Map

In continuous publication since 1913, El Palacio is the country's oldest museum magazine. The magazine covers the art, history and culture of the Southwest as reflected by the exhibitions, programs and research of the Museum of New Mexico family of museums and monuments.

El Rancho de las Golondrinas

334 Los Pinos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
(505) 471-2261

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.

High Feather Ranch Bed and Breakfast

29 High Feather Ranch
Cerrillos, NM 87010 USA

Escape! to luxury, rustic elegance and spectacular views south of Santa Fe. Located 15 miles from Santa Fe off the scenic Turquoise Trail, High Feather Ranch is the place to relax, recharge,
rejuvenate and let your spirit soar. Privacy on 130 private mesa top acres, bountiful gourmet breakfasts, king beds with Egyptian cotton sheets, custom slate tiled baths with luxuriously plushy towels, fireplaces, private patios, hiking trails, horseback riding and archeology tours in the
historic Cerrillos area are just a few of the reasons you will want to come back again and again. Special occasions, events and celebrations our specialty!

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

40 miles southwest of Santa Fe
(505) 761-8700

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument is a geologic wonder, full of towering cone-shaped tent rock formations formed after volcanic eruptions took place six to seven million years ago. Explore the contoured canyons and arroyos carved over the centuries by wind and water on a national recreational trail containing two segments. The Cave Loop Trail is an easy 1.2 mile hike. The more challenging Canyon Trail takes you 1.5 miles one-way into a narrow canyon then steeply up a 630-foot climb to the top of a mesa, with spectacular views of surrounding mountains. (Check the weather report before setting out to hike here as the canyon can flash flood and lightning can strike the ridges.) This is also a wonderful spot for viewing wildlife.

Take I-25 south to exit 264 for Cochiti Pueblo and onto NM 16. Turn right onto NM 22 and follow signs for Cochiti Pueblo and the national monument.

Nedra Matteucci Galleries

1075 Paseo de Peralta
505-982-4631View Map

Nedra Matteucci Galleries specializes in 19th and 20th century American art, including the Taos Society of Artists, the Santa Fe art colony, artists of the American West and masters of American Impressionism and Modernism. Also featured is a selection of Russian Realist paintings. Included in the collection are works by important contemporary painters and in our one-acre sculpture garden monumental sculptures by artists of international recognition.

Palace of the Governors

105 W. Palace Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 476-5100View Map

To firmly ground yourself in New Mexico's rich past, visit this museum on the Santa Fe Plaza. Built by the Spanish as a government building in 1610, the Palace remains the nation's oldest continuously used public building. Its exhibits chronicle the history of Santa Fe as well as New Mexico and the region. The New Mexico Museum of History, which is physically and thematically linked to the Palace of the Governors and is now open.

San Miguel Mission

401 Old Santa Fe Trail
(505) 983-3974 View Map

This Spanish Colonial mission church is considered to be the country's oldest church. Built by Tlaxcala Indians between 1610 and 1628 as part of the Barrio de Analca, it was damaged by fire during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and partially rebuilt in 1710 following the Spanish reconquest of Santa Fe. The interior is steeped in history, with a late 18th-century altar screen, a carved wooden statue of St. Michael brought from Mexico in 1709 and portions of the original foundations visible beneath the existing floor.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

231 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501
One block east of the Plaza on Cathedral Place and San Francisco Street
(505) 982-5619View Map

The crowning achievement of Archbishop Lamy's church construction in New Mexico, the Saint Francis Cathedral was built between 1869 and 1886 and designed in the French Romanesque Revival style. Although its design contrasts the surrounding adobe buildings, the cathedral remains one of Santa Fe's most celebrated landmarks. Built on the site of a church that was destroyed during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and replacing a later adobe church called La Parroquia, the Saint Francis Cathedral was created with stone from local quarries. Portions of La Parroquia remain in the form of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary, which houses a wooden statue of the Virgin known as Our Lady of Peace. The statue was first brought to Santa Fe in 1625 and was returned to the city by the armies of Don Diego de Vargas during the re-conquest of 1692. In 2005, Pope Benedict XVI officially elevated the church to the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Loretto Chapel

207 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-982-0092 View Map

This glorious Gothic-Revival style chapel was completed in 1878 and modeled after King Louis IX's Sainte Chapelle in Paris. The church was built for the Sisters of the Loretto, who established a school in Santa Fe in 1853. According to legend, St. Joseph the Carpenter had a role in the building of the chapel's Miraculous Staircase, constructed between 1877 and 1881 with two 360-degree turns and no apparent means of support. Today, the church is a private museum and a popular site for wedding ceremonies.

Historic Santa Fe Foundation (El Zaguan)

545 Canyon Road
Suite 2
Santa Fe, New Mexico
View Map The foundation is Housed in a 19th-century home that combines Spanish Pueblo with Territorial styles. since 1961 the foundation has pursued a mission to own, preserve and protect historic properties and resources of Santa Fe and environs and to provide historic preservation education.

Bandelier National Monument

HCR 1, Box 1, Suite 15
Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 672-0343 View Map

Best known for mesas, sheer-walled canyons, and the ancestral Pueblo dwellings found among them, Bandelier also includes over 23,000 acres of designated Wilderness. It was named for Adolph Bandelier, a 19th-century anthropologist. Proclaimed on February 11, 1916. Acreage: 32,737, all federal. Wilderness area: 23,267

Pecos National Historical Park

NM 63 (2 miles S of Pecos)
P.O. Box 418
Pecos, NM 87552

Take I-25 north 25 miles east of Santa Fe to exit 299 for Pecos village, and drive south two miles on Highway 63.
(505) 757-6414 View Map Preserving more than 12,000 years of history, including Pecos Pueblo and Spanish mission ruins, Santa Fe Trail wagon ruts, the Forked Lightning Ranch, former home to movie star Greer Garson, and the Civil War Battle of Glorieta site, this national park provides a fascinating window to New Mexico's past. Pecos, a major trading center with the Plains Indians, was perhaps the greatest of the pueblos when Europeans arrived.

New Mexico Museums, Parks and Monuments

Museum of New Mexico
113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

This statewide directory provides information about state museums, monuments and parks within New Mexico.

Bataan Memorial Military Museum and Library

1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 474-1670 View Map

Opened by members of New Mexico's national guard shortly after World War II, the museum's main focus is the Bataan Death March, a World War II tragedy in the Philippine Islands that had a significantly harsh impact on New Mexico.

When the Japanese captured 70,000 U.S. and Filipino soldiers in 1942, most of New Mexico's national guard was among them. Released more than three years later, only half of the 1,800 men from New Mexico survived to return home. On exhibit are maps, press clippings and testimonials, along with Civil War artifacts and items connected to the codetalkers and other Native Americans who participated in U.S. wars.

The museum is housed in the original Armory where the regiment was processed for service in 1941.

River Rafting

The rivers in our region are famous, appealing to serious river rats seeking whitewater thrills as well as those who prefer to leisurely float along calm waters. Ride the legendary Rio Grande and the Rio Chama, designated as one of America's Wild and Scenic Rivers, and you'll experience unsurpassable beauty and a remarkable adventure.

Santa Fe, located just 40 minutes from the Pilar put-in on the Rio Grande, makes an ideally situated base camp. Local outfitters like Santa Fe Rafting Company, Kokopelli Rafting and New Wave Rafting can accommodate all skill levels, from novice to expert. And, as always, Santa Fe's outstanding hotels and restaurants provide well-earned repose at the end of a long day on the river.

Kokopelli Rafting

551 W. Cordova Rd. #540
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505
800.879.9035View Map

Since our founding in 1990, our goal has been to provide a quality recreational experience to people of all ages.


New Mexico River Adventures

2217 Highway 68
Rinconada, NM 87531
505.983.7756 View Map

New Mexico River Adventures is a family owned business located just downstream of the most widely rafted section, The Racecourse. We offer a warm environment for our guests to meet and gear up before the trip and also to check out photos and recount the most exciting moments of the day following the trip. NMRA offer of wide variety of trips including mountain biking, kayaking, multi-day river trips, hiking and stand up paddle boarding. We has a diverse group of guides that have extensive experience here locally as well as exciting stories to share about adventures elsewhere. We look forward to making memories with you this summer!

New Wave Rafting

1 800 984-1444

Offers half-day to 3-day trips. Includes directions, reservations, trip information, what to bring and contacts.

Santa Fe Mountain Adventures

310 Read Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-988-4000 View Map Meeting Planner Info

Santa Fe Mountain Adventures offers exceptional destination management and customized vacation experiences for groups, families and adults. We lead journeys unique to northern New Mexico - blissful hiking to places such as Bandelier and Tent Rocks, challenging geocaching, thrilling whitewater rafting, alpine horseback riding, heart-thumping mountain biking, serene fly-fishing, scenic snowshoeing, and a variety of other outdoor and cultural opportunities. Ask about our custom team-building activities, arts experiences and evening events that all ensure your Santa Fe visit is the trip of a lifetime!

Santa Fe Rafting Company

1000 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
(505) 988-4914 View Map

White water rafting company. Local outfitter since 1987

Classes and Workshops

Thousands of people travel to Santa Fe each year in order to take our unique classes and workshops. With so many gifted artists, writers, chefs, body workers and other teachers in town, Santa Fe has become an appealing destination for inspired learning.

Make your visit fun and meaningful by getting to know the city's art, culture, history, heritage and people. Visit the Santa Fe Creative Tourism website and scroll down for their calendar full of workshops, classes and experiences taught by local community members.

If you long to explore your artistic side, there's no better place to do so. Dozens of classes in oil painting, watercolor, photography and more can unlock a hidden talent or help you take a developed skill to new heights. Take a writing workshop and express yourself through poetry, journaling and memoir writing. For artistry in the kitchen, learn to prepare delicious meals using traditional ingredients of the Southwest in a class taught by one of the city's finest chefs.

Santa Fe is also a major center for healing modalities focused on the mind, body and spirit. Relax and rejuvenate yourself with classes in yoga, Pilates and meditation or celebrate life's rites of passage through Southwestern ceremonies.

Get connected to nature with lessons in wilderness survival skills and hands-on classes in sustainable gardening and natural building techniques.

You'll be amazed by the range of Santa Fe classes and workshops. But it's not surprising--this is a place where creativity thrives.

Amy Stein Art

501 Rio Grande Ave., #G-3
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505/983-2069 View Map

Amy Stein is a professional artist, living and working in Santa Fe. She is internationally known for her inspiring art workshops--Healing the Self through Self Portraits-a journey in self-discovery. No previous art experience is required to participate in these workshops.

She is available to participate in any conference and to display her vibrant prize-winning Santa Fe prints and originals. For more information please call Amy at 505/983-2069 or go to her website,

Argos Etchings and Paintings

821 Canyon Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505-986-8071View Map

A gallery showing the work of local artists. We feature local printmaking, including etching, engraving and woodblock. We have an etching studio used by many of the artists we exhibit. The public is welcome to tour the printmaking studio and view demonstrations of the intaglio printing process. Artists are welcome to use the facility.

Art Adventures in the Southwest/Sketching and Painting Santa Fe

Various Locations

These personalized three hour outdoor art classes (held in Jane's beautiful studio in colder months) are appropriate for all levels of experience from total beginner to professional artist. All art materials are supplied. Just Bring Yourself! Small group classes held on Friday Mornings or by appt. Focus is on the beautiful landscape and architecture of the Santa Fe area. Private and special children's classes also available as well as studio classes and specially designed workshops for meetings and seminars. Landscape Intensives are also held at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM. The instructor, Jane Shoenfeld is a nationally exhibited landscape painter with over 18 years teaching experience.
New Year's Eve Art Adventure Celebrate the Holidays Thru Art, Imagination & Creativity! Whatever your level of experience, artist & teacher,Jane Shoenfeld guides you in creating personal art work that can be matted/framed. Materials supplied, incl. matts; 9:30AM-1PM $135. Offer valid from Dec 31, 2010 thru Dec 1, 2011.

Bikram's Yoga College of India - Santa Fe

1310 Monterey Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-955-1515View Map

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class is a twenty-six asana series designed to scientifically warm and stretch muscles, ligaments and tendons, in the order in which they should be stretched. You systematically work the entire body for 90 minutes in a heated room. Our supportive, encouraging teachers are all certified by Bikram and we are affiliated with Bikram's certified studios around the world. We also offer massage, a yoga clothes boutique, original artwork and locally brewed Kombucha. Energize, heal, relax and open your heart!


333 W. Cordova Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Located in the heart of Santa Fe, BODY houses a full service spa, yoga and movement studio, an all-organic cafe, a curriculum-based childcare program and retail yoga and massage supplies including books, clothing, candles, essential oils and incense.

Our spa delivers Facials, Swedish Massage, Polarity, Rolfing, Sacral Cranial Therapy, Ortho-Bionomy, Prenatal Massage and Thai massage. Our studio specializes in Anusara Yoga and Nia Technique classes. A special after school program delivers movement classes to kids of all ages.

Both the childcare rooms and studio are available to rent for workshops, special events, performances and social gatherings. Please contact BODY for rates.

Center for Contemporary Arts

1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505

The Center for Contemporary Arts is a non-profit multidisciplinary arts organization that seeks to identify, promote and present the work of visionary contemporary artists – both emerging and established -- while stimulating a broader audience for these artists and their work. Through film, media, visual and performing arts, and educational programming, CCA provides an accessible forum for the exploration of new ideas in contemporary art and thought. Includes over 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, plus a 130-seat Cinematheque. Open 10 to 9 Monday through Friday, and 1 to 9 on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free to exhibits. Admission charge for selected events; films at CCA Cinematheque are discounted for members, students, and seniors.

Center For Inner Truth

826 Camino de Monte Rey, A1
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-920-4418 View Map

We offer psychic readings and healings. In our workshops and classes, we teach a self-healing meditation utilizing intuitive tools to promote an awareness of energy. We also offer weekly healing clinics, meditation services and ceremonies.

Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu and in Santa Fe

401 Old Taos Highway
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Ghost Ranch offers two locations. The towering rock walls and vivid colors of our Abiquiu location, where Georgia O'Keeffe painted for fifty years, promise inspiration, while our Santa Fe location offers an oasis in the city different — both places for renewal, retreat and transformation.

Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu offers the same amenities. Enjoy overnight accommodations and include time to take the Georgia O'Keeffe Ghost Ranch Landscape Tour and visit our three museums.

Visit our web site for a catalog of courses offered at both locations.

Institute of American Indian Arts, the College of Contemporary Native Arts

83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508

The Institute of American Indian Arts has a straightforward and powerful mission: to empower creativity and leadership in Native arts and cultures through higher education, lifelong learning and outreach. To accomplish this, the college offers both two and four year degrees in creative writing, Indigenous liberal studies, museum studies, new media arts, and studio arts.

The only school in the state of New Mexico to have National Association of Schools of Art and Design accredidation, the Institute is open to anyone. One does not have to be enrolled in an American Indian tribe to attend.

Monika Kaden Fine Arts

514 A Alto Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.989.4944 or 505.690.9878

Monika Kaden is an internationally known sculpture, installation- and mixed media artist. She worked with the Santa Fe Art Institute and Santa Fe Opera. One of her signature sculptures ‘St. Francis Dancing on Water' can be viewed in front of the Cathedral Basilica St. Francis of Assisi downtown Santa Fe. Monika's work on a larger-than-life sized statue of Pope John XXIII was also the subject of a Mary Townsend-produced documentary entitled "All Days Are Good for Being Born", which won honorable mention at the ReelHeART International Film Festival 2007 in Toronto. Monika Kaden recently finished the eleven feet tall colored patina bronze statue “Barbette-Dancer", based on the essay by Joan Cocteau “Barbette”, which can be seen downtown Santa Fe, on Paseo De Peralta corner Marcy Street. More of her unique work can be seen at her studio in downtown Santa Fe and can be purchased. She takes commissions as well and helps clients with the design for special places. Monika received her MFA from Alfred University. She teaches ceramic sculpture classes at her studio in Santa Fe. For more information call 505.989.4944 or 505.690.9878.

Moving People Dance Santa Fe

1583 Pacheco St
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Moving People Dance Santa Fe is a vibrant contemporary dance company based in Santa Fe, and hosts the Santa Fe Dance Festival each June. Moving People Dance Centre offers professional quality dance training to students of all ages. We provide a well- rounded dance education by emphasizing world-class instruction in technique, proper body awareness and alignment, injury prevention and longevity. We are interested in creating life-long professional and recreational dancers. The pre-professional student company Moving People Too! performs the beloved holiday extravaganza "Swingin' Suites", and "Louder Than Words" in the spring. Classes from beginner to professional levels, ages 3 to adult. Classes include ballet, modern, jazz, breakdance, creative movement, creative dance, tumbling, pre - ballet, Moving Poetry, Gyrokinesis , Pilates mat, Twist & Tone and stretch and strength.

National Dance Institute of New Mexico

1140 Alto Street
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 983-7646

The National Dance Institute of New Mexico was founded with the knowledge that the arts have a unique power to engage and motivate children. The purpose of our
distinctive dance programs is to help children develop discipline, a standard of excellence, and a belief in themselves that will carry over into all aspects of their lives.

Randall M. Hasson Gallery

225 Delgado
Santa Fe, NM 87501
5059902133 View Map

Delgado Street Galleries member offering a unique display of large format canvas combining hand drawn calligraphy and image. Enjoy the dance of inspirational and motivational quotes layed within various painted images. Randall Hasson is a well known calligrapher and fine artist who specializes in "Legacy" Commissions - individual tributes to families, corporate entities, businesses and causes. Caught on 6x8 ft canvas...these masterfull paintings are one of a kind tributes to the clients he serves. Originals, prints and gift items available. Randy teaches several courses each year at the gallery.

Santa Fe Greenhouses

2904 Rufina Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87507-2929
505-473-2700 View Map

Santa Fe Greenhouses is a full-service retail greenhouse and tree nursery located just off Cerrillos Road on Rufina St. in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We have over 500 varieties of plants to explore on our 5-acre oasis including hardy perennials, ornamental grasses, trees and shrubs, groundcovers, cacti and succulents. We specialize in waterwise ("xeric") plants that need very little or no extra water once established.

Upaya Zen Center

1404 Cerro Gordo Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

Nestled in the foothills of the Sangre De Christo mountains, Upaya Zen Center is a Zen Buddhist practice, service, and training center. Our unique compound features charming, old Santa Fe style adobe buildings gorgeously renovated and decorated in cozy and unusual, Asian - Southwestern fashion. We offer guest accommodations and beautiful organic vegetarian meals for individual personal and group contemplative retreats as well as our own unique spiritual and social action workshops, retreats and hosted facility rentals. Our vision focuses on the integration of practice and social action, bringing together wisdom and compassion.

Summer Art Markets

Santa Fe has some of the Best and Oldest Art Markets in the World. Plan your visit around our world class Summer Art Markets schedule and return for the authenticity, richness and variety our Summer Art Markets offer.

Whitehawk Invitational Antique Indian Art Show

TBA 2012
Santa Fe Convention Center

The 32nd Annual Whitehawk Invitational Antique Indian Art Show is devoted to historic antique Indian art, featuring stunning indigenous art treasures, from Northwest Coast masks to California baskets and Southwestern pottery.

Visit their website for schedules, artists and more.

Santa Fe Indian Market

TBA 2012
Santa Fe Plaza

The world famous Santa Fe Indian Market is the largest market devoted to Native American arts in the world. It is Santa Fe's largest and most popular event, drawing about 100,000 visitors. More than 1,000 artists gather on the Santa Fe Plaza to sell their traditional and contemporary works, including jewelry, pottery, textiles and more.

FREE Admission. Visit the SWAIA website

SOFA (Sculpture Objects & Functional Art) West

TBA 2012
Santa Fe Convention Center (downtown)

Long heralded as the nation's premier fairs for outstanding contemporary arts and design in New York and Chicago, SOFA's 3rd annual Western edition returns to the Santa Fe Convention Center with new high-summer dates.

Traditional Spanish Market - 61th Year

TBA 2012
Santa Fe Plaza (downtown)

More than 200 Hispanic artists gather on the Santa Fe Plaza on for the annual Traditional Spanish Market, which features an array of Spanish Colonial art works, including hand-carved furniture, tinwork, weavings, straw appliqué and images of saints. Live entertainment from the stage accompanies the events both days. This is the largest Hispanic market in the country.

Contemporary Hispanic Market

TBA 2012
Lincoln Avenue - next to the Plaza (downtown)

This annual market showcases original work and individual expression in the mediums of painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, weaving and much more.

ART Santa Fe - Eleventh Anniversary

TBA 2012
Santa Fe Convention Center (downtown)

This prestigious art fair brings art collectors together with artists and representatives from more than 50 galleries around the world. Celebrating its 11th anniversary this year, the event showcases work by acclaimed masters as well as emerging artists, including site-specific installations.

For TICKET INFORMATION, visit their website

International Folk Art Market - Ninth Year

TBA 2012
Museum Hill (Camino Lejo)

The world's largest international folk art market features more than 130 artists from 52 countries selling high quality, handmade folk art. Purchase one-of-a-kind pieces, from pottery and rugs to clothing, jewelry and so much more. It is one of the major reasons Santa Fe was designated a UNESCO Creative City in Folk Art. You'll want to plan on coming early!

For TICKETS, see their website

Outdoor Artist Markets
Santa Fe also has a number of seasonal outdoor art markets, where you'll find painting, photography, sculpture, glass, ceramics and other unique works of art to purchase.

Santa Fe Artists Market is a juried outdoor art show every Saturday from April to December. Find pottery, photography, painting and drawing, jewelry, textiles, sculpture, and mixed media from local northern NM artists. In the Railyard Park, Paseo de Peralta @ Guadalupe, across from the Farmers Market, every Saturday and in Cathedral Park, one block east of the Plaza, October 1-2, 2011

The Santa Fe Society of Artists hosts a juried outdoor art show in the parking lot of the First National Bank on weekends from late April to mid October (except for weekends of major events).

The Northern New Mexico Fine Arts & Crafts Guild presents the Cathedral Park Arts & Crafts Fair in May, July and September in Cathedral Park, on the east side of St. Francis Cathedral.

Ohkay Owingeh Arts & Crafts Show -
formerly Eight Northern Arts & Crafts Show
- 10th Year

2012 TBA
Ohkay Conference Center - three miles north of Española on State Road 68

This show has been the largest Native American owned and operated outdoor arts exhibition and market in the western United States. The people of Ohkay Owingeh want to carry on that tradition. Also rated fourth best Festival in the US, by Arthur Frommer of Budget Travel on MSNBC. Now in it's 40th year, our desire is to rebuild the participation, support and attendance for this historical event.

In addition to the arts, visitors will find an exciting program of traditional Pueblo dances - accompanied by the enchanting rhythms of Native American drums, flute players and singers. Visitors to the show should bring their appetites, as they will have a rare opportunity to partake in delicious traditional Pueblo food including bowls of red or green chile, posole, Indian tacos, oven bread, fry bread, Indian cookies and pies and other traditional treats.

Locals Love It!

Allan Houser Sculpture Garden Tours

The Allan Houser Sculpture Garden is located just twenty-five minutes from Santa Fe off Highway 14, New Mexico's historic Turquoise Trail. Allan Houser, Inc. offers daily tours by appointment. They also hold annual events such as the Open House during Indian Market in August and the Sunset Tour in September.

Santa Feans and other New Mexicans regularly frequent the beautiful sculpture gardens and bring their out-of-town guests to see and experience one of the treasures of Northern New Mexico. The Gardens offer the opportunity to bathe in quiet beauty and tranquility and to experience Allan Houser's works in the place they were created.

Our tour guides will show you the pieces that have made Allan Houser one of the most respected modernist sculptors of his time as well as one of the premier Native American artists of the twentieth century.

Contact Information:
P.O. Box 5217
Santa Fe 87502
Phone: 505.471.1528
Fax: 505.471.1482

Shidoni Foundry & Sculpture Garden

One of the greatest resources available for art collectors and sculptors is located five miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the village of Tesuque (te-soo-ke). Shidoni, an art gallery including 8 acres of sculpture gardens and bronze art foundry, is situated along the Rio Tesuque on a former apple orchard.

Visitors have the opportunity to visit the indoor art galleries which represent more than 150 artists from all over the country, stroll the gallery sculpture gardens, as well as watch 2000 degree molten bronze being poured into ceramic shell molds. "Shidoni" is a Navajo word used as a greeting to a friend.

Contact Information:
P.O. Box 250 / 1508 Bishop's Lodge Road
5 miles North of the Santa Fe Plaza
Tesuque, NM 87574
Phone: 505.988.8001
Fax: 505.984.8115

Randall Davey Audubon Center & Sanctuary

The Randall Davey Audubon Center encompasses 135 acres of striking landscapes and wildlife. Bounded by thousands of acres of National Forest and Santa Fe River Watershed land, the Center and Sanctuary provides a peaceful sanctuary for plants, animals and our visitors. Ranging from common to rare, approximately 130 species of birds can be found in or over the various ecosystems of this sanctuary.

Visitors can take guided bird walks, tour the historic Randall Davey Home and Art Studio and hike on trails that lead through several different habitats and plant zones ranging from meadows to Ponderosa Pine forests. Volunteer opportunities are available and education programs for all ages are offered year-round.

Contact Information:
1800 Upper Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Phone: 505.983.4609
Fax: 505.983.2255

Santa Fe Children's Museum

The Santa Fe Children's Museum is a place for families to learn and play together. The interactive exhibits, beauty of the outdoor garden, diversity of programs, and professional staff make for a special museum visit.

Exhibits at the Museum are fun and safe and invite open-ended discovery by encouraging visitors to formulate questions and think creatively. They are challenging and encourage visitors to work together to solve problems while stimulating both sensory and cognitive curiosity.

Contact Information:
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505
phone: 505.989.8359
fax: 505.989.7506

Center for Contemporary Arts

The CCA Cinematheque celebrates the movies in their many forms, using films and videos to deepen our appreciation of the art of cinema, to provide a thought-provoking gathering place for Santa Fe audiences and broaden our understanding about the crucial issues of the day.

Programming in the Muñoz Waxman Gallery features solo, group, and thematic exhibitions showcasing artists who take risks, push boundaries, and are able to execute daring, experimental, and unique projects in an extraordinary exhibition environment.

Contact Information:
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87505

El Rancho de las Golondrinas

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.

Contact Information:
334 Los Pinos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: 505.471.2261

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, opened to the public in July 1997, eleven years after the death of the artist from whom it takes its name. Welcoming more than 2,225,000 visitors from all over the world and being the most visited art museum in the state of New Mexico, it is the only museum in the world dedicated to an internationally known American woman artist.

One of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887-1986) was devoted to creating imagery that expressed what she called “the wideness and wonder of the world as I live in it.” She was a leading member of the Stieglitz Circle artists, headed by Alfred Stieglitz, America's first advocate of modern art in America. These avant-garde artists began to flourish in New York in the 1910s. O'Keeffe's images—instantly recognizable as her own —include abstractions, large-scale depictions of flowers, leaves, rocks, shells, bones and other natural forms, New York cityscapes and paintings of the unusual shapes and colors of architectural and landscape forms of northern New Mexico.

The Museum's collection of over 3,000 works comprises 1,149 O'Keeffe paintings, drawings, and sculptures that date from 1901 to 1984, the year failing eyesight forced O'Keeffe into retirement. The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is the largest single repository of O'Keeffe's work in the world. Throughout the year, visitors can see a changing selection of these works. In addition, the Museum presents special exhibitions that are either devoted entirely to O'Keeffe's work or combine examples of her art with works by her American modernist contemporaries. The Museum also organizes exhibitions of works by her contemporaries, as well as by living artists of distinction. Over 140 artists other than O'Keeffe have been exhibited at the Museum, such as Arthur Dove, Sherrie Levine, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol.

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum Research Center opened in July 2001 as a component of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. As the only museum-related research facility in the world dedicated to the study of American Modernism (late nineteenth century – present), it sponsors research in the fields of art history, architectural history and design, literature, music and photography. Its annual, competitive stipend program awards six stipends to qualified applicants who can spend three to twelve months at the Research Center, which makes its library, collections and unique archives accessible to researchers worldwide as well as to its in-house scholars.

The Museum and its Research Center are both Pueblo Revival-style buildings located two blocks from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and were renovated in 1997 and 2001, respectively, by Gluckman Mayner Architects, New York.

2011 Hours
Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
Monday 10 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday 10 AM - 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM - 5 PM
Friday 10 AM - 7 PM [1st Friday of the Month, FREE from 5-7 PM]
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PMPlanned Closure Dates

The Museum and Shop close at 3 PM on Good Friday, April 22, 2011.

The Museum and Shop close at 3 PM on Christmas Eve.

The Museum is always CLOSED on:
Easter Sunday

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day - December 25

The Museum will be CLOSED on:

May 9-19, 2011
(Three times during the year, the Museum changes the exhibitions hanging
in its nine galleries. Sometimes this requires us to close all of the Museum, and sometimes we are able to leave open some of the galleries for you to view.)

September 12-22, 2011
(Three times during the year, the Museum changes the exhibitions hanging
in its nine galleries. Sometimes this requires us to close all of the Museum, and sometimes we are able to leave open some of the galleries for you to view.)

Please contact Visitor Services with any questions at 505.946.1000.

Museum Admission

General Admission

New Mexico Residents

Seniors 60+

Students 18+ with ID

Military and Law Enforcement

Youth and Students 18 and Under

FREE First Fridays
First Friday of the month, 5 - 7 PM
(Regular admission charges apply all other Fridays 5 - 7 PM)

The Museum accepts cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express,
and Discover.

Public Parking
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum does not have any on-site public parking.
There are City of Santa Fe public paid parking garages nearby at the
Santa Fe Convention Center (enter from S. Federal Place), or at the corner of Sandoval and E. San Francisco Streets. Metered parking is also available throughout downtown Santa Fe.


Handicap Accessibility
The Museum and the O'Keeffe Café are wheelchair-accessible. Wheelchairs (a limited number) are available on a first-come, first-served basis for use within the Museum. Limited disability parking is available. Please contact Museum security for further information at 505.946.1038.

The safety of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum's visitors, volunteers, staff and collections is of the highest importance. As the most visited art museum in the state of New Mexico and the first museum in the United States that is dedicated to a single woman artist, we work hard every day to ensure the preservation of these treasures for the enjoyment of generations to come. We ask that when you visit the Museum, you help us to make sure our visitors and our collection remain safe.

Purses and Bags
Bring only a small purse or bag. Bags and purses may be subject to a speedy hand-check upon entering. Do not bring large daypacks, backpacks, luggage or shopping bags into the Museum, as they will not be allowed in the gallery areas. Leave such items at home, on the tour or school bus, or in a hotel room.

Cell Phones and Electronic Devices
In consideration of your fellow visitors to the Museum, we ask that you please turn off your cell phones or PDA's while visiting the galleries. Take advantage of this respite from these interruptions to thoroughly enjoy the unique and beautiful artwork.

Food and Beverages
Food or beverages are not permitted in the Museum. Please visit the O'Keeffe Café next door to the Museum for dining before or after your visit.

Prohibited items
Do not bring any sharp items into the Museum such as knives (including pocket or "Swiss Army"-style knives), screwdrivers, scissors, nail files, corkscrews, etc. Other items not permitted include firearms, pepper spray, and Mace.

Cameras, video and photography of any kind are not permitted in the galleries.

Smoking is prohibited in all Museum facilities.

Pets (except service animals) are not permitted in the Museum.

Coatroom and Lockers
A non-staffed coatroom and limited numbers of lockers are available for your convenience.

Strollers are permitted in the museum.

Location and Parking

217 Johnson Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum does not have any on-site public parking.
There are City of Santa Fe public paid parking garages nearby at the
Santa Fe Convention Center (enter from S. Federal Place), or at the corner Sandoval and E. San Francisco Streets. Metered parking is also available throughout downtown Santa Fe.


Driving From I-25 North & South
Take exit 282, St. Francis Drive, heading north toward Santa Fe. Follow St. Francis Drive for approximately five miles. Turn right onto Paseo de Peralta, then left at the next light, onto Guadalupe Street. After a few blocks turn right onto Johnson Street. The Museum will be on your left, at 217 Johnson Street.

Driving From the North (Hwy 84/285)
Enter Santa Fe on Highway 84/285. As you enter Santa Fe, stay in the left lane; you will see signs saying "Downtown Santa Fe – left lane." Follow the left lane as it diverges from Highway 84/285; you are now going south on North Guadalupe Street. After approximately one mile, take a left onto Johnson Street. The Museum is on your left at 217 Johnson Street.

Walking From The Plaza
Starting at the northwest corner of the Plaza (corner of West Palace and Lincoln Avenues), walk west on West Palace Ave. After two blocks turn right onto Grant Avenue, then left onto Johnson Street. The Museum is on your right.

Public Transportation
The New Mexico Rail Runner Express' Santa Fe Depot station is located
a half-mile from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, connecting Santa Fe
with Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Belen, Bernalillo and other communities.
Click here for more about the Rail Runner .

The City of Santa Fe's Santa Fe Pick-Up provides shuttle service between
the Rail Runner Santa Fe Depot and other points throughout downtown
Santa Fe. The Pick-Up's Plaza stop is closest to the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Click here for more about the Santa Fe Pick-Up .

The Santa Fe Trails bus system's downtown transit center is located two block from the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Click here for more about Santa Fe Trails .








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