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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
+1 505-476-5200
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The current display about the atomic bomb was very interesting and informative. I would strongly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sara B
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Well designed museum

For someone with little knowledge of this amazing area this was a very useful way of getting an... 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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
Downtown
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+1 505-476-5200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The current display about the atomic bomb was very interesting and informative. I would strongly suggest a visit. The free tour was time well spent and I learned a lot.

Thank Sara B
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Reviewed yesterday

For someone with little knowledge of this amazing area this was a very useful way of getting an idea of how New Mexico and its populations have changed over the centuries. The time lines were helpful and the exhibits very interesting. A must for first...More

Thank hmad1
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I highly recommend the guided tour - so much incredible information and it is included in the ticket. It is not easy to fully understand the history of the Pueblo Indians without some help. The guides are very knowledgeable. I would do it again. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this museum very interesting and very well done, running from the first inhabitants to statehood. Located in the Palace of the Governors on the main plaza of Santa Fe, the governor's home is also open to visitors. Prices at the gift shop are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must to visit as it has historical information and displays of all aspects of New Mexico history and displayed in an informative and interesting way.

1  Thank andyhum
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is coupled with a visit to the Governor's Palace and is well worth the walk across the plaza. A comprehensive summary of the territory from the early days to the present.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is informative and the staff is charming and knowledgeable. Right in the middle of everything!

Thank Woodstockfoodie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy going to local places of history and learning the stories they have to tell. This place did not disappoint. We expected to just go inside and wander around. Outside is a group of vetted artisans you can buy some pretty amazing stuff. Inside,...More

Thank TSimp67
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

This is a great museum telling the story of New Mexico, warts and all. We loved the combination of the new galleries and the old Palace of the Governors, one of the oldest buildings in the US. We now have a much greater appreciation of...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

This was a great museum about the history of New Mexico. Loved all the different timelines throughout the exhibits. The only thing to be aware of is that the audio all kind of clashes with each other once in the newer building. The history is...More

Thank Megster4490
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Jaime B
4 June 2018|
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Response from jd32250 | Reviewed this property |
Their homepage specifies Free for NM Residents. gOOgle nmhistorymuseum and you can see it. It's beautiful, by the way. Worth $12 if you want to make it "an event" and spend some serious time there. $12 better spent if you... More
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johnmdeegan2443
6 March 2018|
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Response from tzlove1 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to freely take pictures throughout the museum and we took the free tour...which by the way was awesome! I am not sure about this particular exhibit but you should call the museum directly.
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27 December 2016|
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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
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