|Walk through the Engine House Theatre
with the Train Engine 769 looking over the stage
Tour Building #1 & #2 -
The Nerve center for the coal mining operation with many exhibits
Climb on to Engine 769 and ring the bell
See many old mining and "company owned town" relics
See the video "Madrid's Famous Christmas Lights & TOYLAND"
GREAT for Photographers!
Do you have stories or photos of Madrid to share?
|Home of The Engine House Theatre
|A "Ghost Town" Museum
CLOSED FOR WINTER open for special events &
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Madrid became a "company town" which owned everything - administering law and order, operating the hotel, car
dealership, stores and the tavern. The original tavern was established around 1895. It burned down on Christmas
Day in 1944. The current Mine Shaft Tavern was completed in 1947 with much of the interior the same today. It is
the oldest continually run tavern in Santa Fe County. The 40 ft. lodge pole pine bar is the longest stand-up bar in
New Mexico, built for the miners' enjoyment after a long day hunched over in the mines.
Most of the mines were closed in the 1950's and Madrid became known as a ghost town for about 20 years. The
Mine Shaft Tavern is said to be the most haunted place in Madrid, with many odd occurrences such as glasses
falling from their shelves; doors opening; mysterious sounds; furniture unexplainably moved; and the orbs that
show up in photos. Ghost hunting and paranormal studies are often done here and on the adjacent museum
property. The museum has many "ghost town buildings" that remain from the 1890's coal mining operation, and
includes the unique "Engine House Theatre" that once house the Engine 769.
Since the 1970's the tavern has become an oasis for many. It's known for being "Madrid's living room," a biker bar,
artist haven, tourist stop, the melodrama theatre and more! The paintings by renowned Tinker Town artist Ross
Ward (located above the bar and behind the stage) colorfully portray Madrid's rich history, from mining days to
recent past with its melodrama theatre.