Nine must-see historic sites in Santa Fe


These historic places in and around Santa Fe range from simple adobe homes to ornate cathedrals to Pueblo villages that have existed for thousands of years. Explore the guide to learn more about the city’s deep ties to its people and places.

Georgia O’Keeffe Home and Studio

This 5,000-square-foot Spanish Colonial-era compound was in ruin when famous 20th-century artist Georgia O’Keeffe found it. She bought the property in 1945 and, for the next four years, supervised its restoration. It became a source of inspiration for some of her most acclaimed works.

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Ohkay Owingeh

Ohkay Owingeh is one of 19 federally recognized pueblos, or tribal communities, in New Mexico. The historic, 25-acre village’s flat-roofed homes and ceremonial kivas have been fashioned out of adobe mixed from the local soil for so many generations that its origins disappear into the past.

Manhattan Project Historic Sites

The Manhattan Project’s three primary sites speak eloquently to the project’s enormous scale and the frantic, round-the-clock effort required to create an atomic weapon ahead of the enemy. Santa Fe’s Los Alamos was a historic base for scientists and engineers who worked on the bomb.

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