Taos Summer Writers Conference Home

Places of Interest

The Blumenschein Home


Blumenschein Home & Museum
Harwood Museum of Art
Kit Carson House & Museum
Millicent Rogers Museum

Other Sites of Interest

Fechin Institute

The Fechin Institute offers art workshops at the Donner Ranch just north of Taos, NM.

La Hacienda de los Martinez

The Hacienda de los Martinez is one of the few northern New Mexico style, late Spanish Colonial period, "Great Houses" remaining in the American Southwest. Built in 1804 by Severino Martin (later changed to Martinez), this fortress-like building with massive adobe walls became an important trade center for the northern boundary of the Spanish Empire. The Hacienda was the final terminus for the Camino Real which connected northern New Mexico to Mexico City. The Hacienda also was the headquarters for an extensive ranching and farming operation.