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Santa Fe, New Mexico: Oldest House in the U.S.

350 year old Adobe house (the plaque says 1646), sitting on a Pueblo ruins foundation at least 800 years old. Small museum display, gift shop. Has an "Oldest House" plaque on its outside wall.

215 E. De Vargas St., Santa Fe, NM
In the city's historic district. On the north side of E. De Vargas St., just east of Old Santa Fe Trail, and across the street from the San Miguel Church, which, according to its plaque, is even older than the Oldest House.
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Oldest House in the U.S.

This place is closed on Tuesdays. Tuesdays, y'all. There's a marker that clarified the western portion is what was found to be the "oldest" home, in quotes like that, too.

[Hneal, 06/01/2021]

Worthiness plaque.

Oldest House in America

It re-opened in April 2015. Free admission. Helpful staff. Nice gift shop. Parking next to house, too. A good addition to a visit to the mission across the street.

[R Michael, 07/03/2015]

Oldest house.

Oldest House in the U.S.

The oldest house in the U.S. is an adobe structure in downtown Santa Fe, circa 1646. The doors and windows are so small to both combat the desert heat and because people were smaller back then.

[Irwin & Victorina, 03/29/2013]

It's conveniently located just across the street from the Oldest Church in the U.S.A. Plaque on its outer wall -- apparently a recent addition -- asserts its claim to seniority.

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