In a state blessed with numerous cultural gems, the 148-acre Los Lucero's ranch north of Española on the Rio Grande in Alcalde stands out. The cultural site is one of New Mexico’s most historically significant properties.
The centerpiece of the historic ranch is a 5,700 square-foot, 18th-century Territorial-style adobe home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic site includes a visitor center, a director’s residence, and a small gallery. In addition to the Hacienda complex, the property contains numerous farm buildings, apple orchards, an irrigated pasture, and a classic Rio Grande bosque
The New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs purchased Los Lucero's property in 2008 from the family of Frank and Ann Cabot. This historic ranch is currently used as a cultural destination with interpretative exhibits and public access; as a retreat center for workshops and seminars related to New Mexico’s film industry; crop-growing and environmental studies programs.
Los Luceros is one of six state heritage sites administered by the New Mexico Historic Sites, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.