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New Mexico History Museum

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Address: 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: +1 505-476-5200
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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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Must see museum when in Santa Fe

Excellent history museum that displays the long history of New Mexico. The displays are well done and cover many different areas of culture and historical events. The Palace of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent history museum that displays the long history of New Mexico. The displays are well done and cover many different areas of culture and historical events. The Palace of Governors is part of the museum and displays life as it was when it was built in 1610

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...on our 9-day visit to Santa Fe. Starting here gave us our bearings for all the other interesting things we had in mind for our extended stay. Well laid out, and well "choreographed".

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houston, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being relatively new Westerners, we always enjoy learning about western history and heritage. We were very interested in long history of Spanish culture in New Mexico that continues to the present day. Well organized.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Could have spent the entire day here, as there was so much to see. Part of the museum is the old govenors place. While remolding and fixing they found other ruins underneath and have glass covering it so you can see. The chapel part still has the dirt/hay floor along with many statues.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a history buff & love museums so this review may be a BIT biased! First of all, make sure you've got plenty of time as this museum warrants it! Secondly- the actual building IS the oldest public structure in the country- dating back to 1700!!!! They give Military and Veterans a big discount making the entire experience terrific.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you are a local or a New Mexican and especially if you are a visitor spend the time and experience this extremely well organized, detailed, intriguing history museum. It is definitely one of our crowning jewels of museums. The permanent exhibit is incredibly detailed and the ritating exhibits are always worth coming back to. Don't miss the Fred... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, so so many things that i wanted to learn about being in this museum. Just had so litte time. Friendly staff that were very knowledgable about everything in the museum.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The colors, lighting and arrangement of the exhibits is very well done. Walking through and reading and seeing their collections gives you a feeling of the history of the area. We did not realize how young the state is and how recent so many of the important events took place. A great family stop as well.

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see here that you will need the entire day. We spent several hours looking at the current exhibit, went for lunch on the plaza, and returned to see the remaining sections that interested us. Your admission includes the Palace of Governors, which is another 1 to 2 hours. I will visit this museum again.

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Albany NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a tour with a docent who had an excellent grasp of her material. Fascinating history in a beautiful new building. Being from the East, we don't think much about how differently the Southwest was settled, by the Spanish and all. It's a super museum, with a great gift shop.

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