New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum
The museum is 47 acres packed with real stories about real people. The interactive museum brings to life the 3,000-year history of farming and ranching in New Mexico. Visitors can watch a cow being milked, stroll along corrals filled with livestock, enjoy gardens or watch hands-on exhibits such as blacksmithing, quilting, water dowsing and more. Living history demonstrations are occasionally offered on weekends.
Planning Your Visit
A visit to the Museum provides several hours of fun combined with learning. With many exhibits and demonstrations — indoors and outside — there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Visitors of all ages will enjoy the demonstrations, such as blacksmithing, as well as our livestock tours. The demonstration schedule is subject to change, so please call ahead or check with the front desk to learn about that day’s schedule.
Many of the museum’s attractions are outdoors, so visitors are encouraged to take precautions against the sun, especially during the summer months, and dress warmly in the winter. Also, don’t forget to bring your camera.
The barns on the “South 20” portion of the campus close at 4 p.m. each day. Visitors may still walk to see the livestock until 5 p.m.
Eagle Ranch Mercantile has a variety of souvenir and gift ideas, as well as beverages and snacks. We have a spacious parking lot that is ideal for motor coaches, RVs, and trailers; however, there is no overnight parking or camping allowed.
Pets are not allowed in the Museum’s buildings, Heritage Garden, Children’s Discovery Garden, Courtyard or across the bridge where the Museum’s livestock are located. Pets are allowed in the parking lot and visitors are asked to keep them on a leash. There is some shade in the parking lot, and a grassy area on the northwest part of the lot for visitors to walk their pets.
4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88011