On Sunday we visited the Hacienda del Lencero. Its first owner was Juan Lencero, a soldier of Hernán Cortés. In the 19th century is was the property of Antonio López de Santa Anna. Today, it is a museum in which you can see furniture and personal effects dating from the 19th century. It also has a chapel and spacious gardens surrounding the property which include a sculpture by Gabriela Mistral who spent time here while in exile.
I didn't even know that Santa Ana was from Xalapa. The tour was pretty cool and the Hacienda was amazing.
I can't find my pictures right now.. but when i do I'll upload some.