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Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico

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Address: 200 N Lea Ave, Roswell, NM 88201-4655
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+1 505-622-8333
13:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00

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Quick visit but very well kept

We had limited time so it ws a quick visit. The house is well kept and interesting. The hostess is very well informed and welcoming - one of the many very nice people we met in... read more

Reviewed 27 March 2017
Esther H
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had limited time so it ws a quick visit. The house is well kept and interesting. The hostess is very well informed and welcoming - one of the many very nice people we met in Roswell.

1 Thank Esther H
Sosua, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

A very interesting old restored home filled with history of the Roswell area with period pieces and furnishings. A real surprise for us. Make time in your day to visit this quaint museum

1 Thank B0bK
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Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped by to see the historic house. It was immaculate. Our guide for the day was the president of the historical society. She had tons of knowledge about the house. It was so neat to walk through all the rooms. They are doing a lot of renovations but it's still worth a look see. It's free to get in... More 

2 Thank Allison C
Raleigh N C
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It is only open between one and four I got there at 3:15 today. The docent is a retired schoolteacher. She took me around the downstairs and let me roam the upstairs myself. They are doing major remodeling on the upstairs as they get the money. The house was built in 1912 and has a lot of the original furnishings... More 

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Hillsboro, Texas
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

This would certainly be a cool house to live in just the way it is. Just beautiful inside and out. If you have mobility issues getting to the second floor will be a problem but there is plenty of beauty on the first level.

1 Thank Dogpilot
Collinsville, Il
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Reviewed 17 January 2016

This 1912 Home of James P. White, one of the most wealthiest and influential men in that area, is a wonderful example of that era. The home is now a museum that is well-appointed with original and period furnishings throughout. Admission is free and well worth visiting.

Thank Roy W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed 10 December 2015

For those who want a glimpse into what life was like in southeastern New Mexico in the late 19th century, or even if you're curious, it's worth the trip. We happened upon this place during the weekend that they had their holiday open house and it was lovely! It's very nice to see members of the community promoting their history... More 

1 Thank Pat B
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Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

The ladies there were so sweet and nice. They were very informative about the home, White family, and the furnishings. My son is a talker and they answered everyone question he had. Loved this, and if I could spend a day there just speaking with and learning from those 2 lovely ladies I would!!

3 Thank Cassie W
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

This center is a large house that has remained largely unchanged since it was build over 100 years ago. Its in great condition and has many artifacts inside from its original occupants with extra items brought in later. We got a great room by room tour from the lady running the place, it was great she was fun and was... More 

1 Thank Five15
Medford, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Visited in early June while they were finishing up the outside painting. I was welcomed in even before I made it to the door, that was followed by a personal tour of the downstairs for 1/2 hr. (there still working on the upstairs) Very nice display of antiques from the early days of Roswell. They also have some great books... More 

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