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New Mexico History Museum

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Address: 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the...

Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum takes over the role of being the state's history museum from the Palace of the Governor's which is now part of the history campus.

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Plan for a chunk of time if you are on a guided tour

There are tons of exhibits about the history and development of the area. We didn't have the time to really do it justice but like it a lot. We had spent well over an hour in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are tons of exhibits about the history and development of the area. We didn't have the time to really do it justice but like it a lot. We had spent well over an hour in the Governor's Palace. If I were to do it over, I would spend more time in the New Mexico History Museum and a much... More 

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Louisville, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Could spend over 2 hours here if you want, we did about an hour. Lots of space to roam around, exhibits that aren't all about New Mexican history.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Covers from Pueblo history to more current exhibits. The Governor's Palace is part of the museum and a visit to this historic building in itself is worthwhile. Visit this museum to get a great background of the state and its cultures.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Although my wife and I live in an adjacent state, we just did not know a lot about the history of New Mexico. So this excellent history museum gave us a bit of an education about our neighbor and this area. The time line presentation made it easy to follow and the exhibits were great. A very reasonable price of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is PACKED with exhibits. We hadn't scheduled enough time to see it all as we didn't realize it was so extensive. The gift shop was incredible. A must see!

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Mexico City
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good museum to understand the history of New Mexico, Santa Fe and somehow the Southwest too. Good exhibits

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful guided tour each day, packed with fun information, artifacts and insights about the colorful history of New Mexico

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I started our visit in Santa Fe here and it helped us get a real grasp on the area. This is a wonderful museum about the early history of the area. It is well worth the visit!

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I only had time to go through the pre-statehood exhibits and the Palace of the Governors. I was a little surprised that a state museum had a $12 entry fee, but went anyway. The exhibits are chronological. They don't attempt to cover everything in depth, but hit the highlights from initial colonization by the Spanish through the turn of the... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour guide knew so many interesting tidbits. It was about an hour long and that was just the highlights. You could spend at least 2 hours there with the Governers Place.

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