Harvey House


Built around 1908 the historic Belen Harvey House Dining Room is now a museum.  Overlooking the Belen rail switchyard it attracts train enthusiasts from around the world.  It houses collections pertaining to the Santa Fe Railroad as well as the Harvey Houses and is the home of the local model train club.

Located at 104 North 1st Street, the museum is run by the non-profit Valencia County Historical Society.  It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm and Sundays from 1 - 3 pm.  Admission is free.  For more information call (505) 861-0581.

The dining hall is used by local groups for annual functions including the Belen ART League's Spring and Fall Art Shows, the model train club's large display and the Fiber Show put on by the local fiber groups .

Upstairs the rooms, formerly occupied by the Harvey Girls who lived there, now house a variety of museum displays on the local history.  Each room has a different theme such as beauty shop, banking, school and my favorite, the movie room which has items from the films that shot in Belen.


How to Get There

FROM I-25, EXIT 195

Drive past the Wal-Mart, under the underpass and merge with Hwy 314 / Main Street.  Drive past the Giant, over the overpass and to the second light.  Turn left on Reinken Avenue and proceed toward the mountains (East).  Turn right at the 3rd Street light.  Go one block and turn left on Dalies Avenue.  Go two blocks and turn right on 1st Street.  The Harvey House is on the left and has parking to the Northwest and South of the building.

FROM I-25, EXIT 191

Exit the freeway and turn East, toward the mountains.  Drive past Belen Meadows Nursing Home to the light at Main Street.  Turn left, North, and go to the second light at Becker Street.  Turn right on Becker Street (at City Hall) and proceed toward the mountains (East), all the way to 1st Street.  Turn left on 1st Street.  The Harvey House is on the right and has parking to the Northwest and South of the building.

HWY 314, SOUTH FROM ALBUQUERQUE AND POINTS NORTH

Drive South through Los Lunas and Los Chaves.  Pass the turn off to I-25 exit 195 and past the Giant, over the overpass and to the second light.  Turn left on Reinken Avenue and proceed toward the mountains (East).  Turn right at the 3rd Street light.  Go one block and turn left on Dalies Avenue.  Go two blocks and turn right on 1st Street.  The Harvey House is on the left and has parking to the Northwest and South of the building.

HWY 47, SOUTH FROM ALBUQUERQUE AND POINTS NORTH

Drive South through Bosque Farms, Peralta and Los Lunas to the Valencia Y.  There's a traffic light at the Walgreen's, turn left to stay on Hwy 47.  Continue through the Meadow Lake intersection on down to Rio Communities (Allsups).  Take a right at the light, to go West on River Road, which becomes Reinken Ave.  Continue over the train tracks.  Turn left at the light at 3rd Street.  Go one block and turn left on Dalies Avenue.  Go two blocks and turn right on 1st Street.  The Harvey House is on the left and has parking to the Northwest and South of the building.

THE BELEN RAIL RUNNER STATION

From the plaltform the Belen Rail Runner Station, fwalk up the ramp to the top of the Reinken Ave. Bridge Take the new pedestrian crossing above the bridge and make your way down the stairs or ramps.  From the stairs go left to 1st Street, then right about 1 1/2 blocks  The Harvey House will be on your left.  From the bottom of the ramp turn left on 2nd Street to Dalies Avenue.  Turn left and go two blocks. Turn right on 1st Street.  The Harvey House is on the left.


Harvey House on the map.


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