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3 and under / military
The Bloom Mansion is an outstanding example of ornate Second Empire architecture constructed in 1882. The friendly and knowledgeable staff relate information about the Bloom family and the rooming house phase of the mid-twentieth century.
In 1873, Felipe and Dolores Baca traded 22,000 pounds of wool for an unusual adobe house built for Santa Fe Trail entrepreneur John Hough. The Baca House boasts two stories, a widow's walk, and Greek architectural details. Colorful Rio Grande textiles, Victorian furniture, and other period furnishings evoke the lifestyle of this prominent family.
Santa Fe Trail Museum
The Santa Fe Trail Museum displays historic photographs, commercial goods, and family heirlooms from Trail days through Trinidad's heyday at the turn of the century. A fringed buckskin coat that Kit Carson gave to a pioneer mayor is a local treasure.
Four Doric columns and a Greek pediment porch frame the entrance to the Barglow Building, built in 1906 as a medical office and family apartment. Today the building houses the Davenport Gallery, Book and Gift Shop, Ticket Office, Education Center, and Colorado Byways and Tourist Information Center.
Baca-Bloom Heritage Gardens
Colorful Victorian flowers, antique roses and grape vines adorn the Bloom yard where you can relax with a game of croquet. Heirloom herbs and vegetables flourish in the Southwest Kitchen Garden and Annual Ethnic Garden. Native flowers, cacti and grasses thrive throughout the heritage gardens. This oasis in the city is a Plant Select site featuring water-wise plants certified for Colorado’s climate.
On-street parking is available throughout the area.
The Book and Gift Shop features books about the history of Trinidad and nearby communities, the Santa Fe Trail, Hispanic culture, and gardening as well as a selection of cookbooks, southwestern literary classics, and children’s books (including Spanish-English books). The Museum Shop also carries gift items made in Colorado, including Trinidad, and offers free gift wrapping.
The Baca-Bloom Heritage Gardens offer a beautiful setting for any event. Gardens, lawns, and a quaint apple orchard create an oasis around the Bloom Mansion, an ornate Victorian home built in 1882. Century-old trees and a colorful array of pink hollyhocks, blue columbines, orange trumpet vines, and other seasonal blossoms make this a unique setting.
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