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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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We would recommend this museum to everyone visiting Santa Fe Perfect way to spend a cold snowy day... read more

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I could have spent all day here, there was so much to see. Very interesting museum full of history... read more

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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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113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We would recommend this museum to everyone visiting Santa Fe Perfect way to spend a cold snowy day Reasonably price admission

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I could have spent all day here, there was so much to see. Very interesting museum full of history and culture. Your ticket for the museum also gets you into the Palace of the Governors, which is also worth checking out. Just be sure to...More

Thank Tiffany103184
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not your typical museum. Wish we had more time to absorb it all as it is extensive but you can see most in 2-3 hours. Some really interesting reading too as the displays have a lot of written history to read. Well organized.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Embarrassed to say I have lived in New Mexico for 32 years and this is the first time I have been to the museum. What a jewel for our state! If you are interested in our history go here!

Thank Jwhite653
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an excellent museum! Not only did I learn a ton about New Mexico and it's people, but I learned a lot about the history of the United States and Regional Wars that were glossed over in my High School history classes in the Northeast....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting the Plaza, be sure and take a little time to wander through this museum to get a handle on how Santa Fe and NM was settled( before the Pilgrims by the way). Some good artifacts and exhibits on the old West and no...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to view the Counterculture In The 1960's exhi b it. It was very well done and brought back memories of my college days at UNM in the late 1960's.

Thank StuartK4850
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum as it told the story of how New Mexico came to be - history as it related to Spain, Mexico and the USA. The exhibits are well done - loved the exhibit on the Harvey Girls and the railroad.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great collection of artifacts telling the story of New Mexico. However if you are military or retired military the docent giving the morning tour was decidedly anti military claiming they pay no local taxes. Very sad. Wander on your own and soak up all this...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We arrived early for a lecture and had time to wander the museum. It's simply CLASS! Lovely facility, mobility friendly, interesting art and exhibits. Spend some time there, you'll like it!

Thank jd32250
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27 December 2016|
Response from MaryEllenM27 | Reviewed this property |
New Mexico History Museum: Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission $12 General Admission; $7 New Mexico residents Free on the first Sunday of each month to New Mexico residents Free on... More
1 April 2016|
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Response from webtravelreview | Reviewed this property |
I saw no dogs. I would be very surprised if dogs were allowed in a Museum like this one. Our dogs were very comfortably tucked at home with a house/dog sitter in their own surrounding. They would not enjoy a museum.