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Good introduction to the State of New Mexico

We tried to use a coupon here which was given out at the information centre and professed free... read more

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Pre-Colonial History to Present Beautifully Depicted

I learned so much American, Mexican and Native-American history from the 90 minute visit here. New... 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.
113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
+1 505-476-5200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried to use a coupon here which was given out at the information centre and professed free admission to museums on Wednesdays for seniors, but apparently those coupons are only for New Mexico residents. Why a *visitor's* centre would be giving them out is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I learned so much American, Mexican and Native-American history from the 90 minute visit here. New Mexico was the center of many active groups, violently disrupted Ny Spanish explorers looking for gold in the 16th century. 1680 PuebloRevolt is depicted creatively as is the reconquest...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

In an hour or so you can learn the basic history of this fascinating region. The artifacts and photos are interesting and some of the captions are really amusing. And, it's air conditioned!

Thank Mitch H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The New Mexico History Museum contains a comprehensive history of New Mexico. There are many interesting exhibits and artifacts. They also allow you to leave the museum and re-enter on the same day admission which is a nice benefit.

Thank can1972
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were disappointed that the Palace of Govenors was closed for renovation. We spent 2 hours at the Museum. We joined a tour that gave us an overview of the history of New Mexico. We then went to the second floor where there was a...More

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For someone enthralled with Western US history, this was the bomb. From the Spanish invasion to modern times, the three detailed floors of information was fascinating. The atomic exhibit on the top floor is temporary, running through sometime next year, but a good overview of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum does a good job setting out the history underlying the complex relationship between the native indians, the spanish, the mexican and the anglos. Although the dates seems to jump around a bit, it's mostly well- organized. It's a good idea to come here...More

Thank MunichEricJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very focused exhibits on New Mexico history, but just not that much to see. Exhibits seemed sparse, somewhat repetitive. Did give me a good overall sense of the history, and the importance of events like the Pueblo Rebellion, Mexican-American war. Special exhibit was about the...More

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed August 13, 2018

My husband is a history buff and this was a must for him and therefore us on our visit to Santa Fe!! We especially enjoyed the Rubenstein Critical Mass portion of the Atomic Histories Exhibiton. This exhibit tells the inside story of the people involved...More

Thank SusB962
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Generally i love the exhibits at the New Mexico History Museum 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005. However, the Summer 2018 Atomic History Exhibit is Second Rate. For a better presentation, go to the museum in the town of Los Alamos, NM. The whole...More

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June 3, 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
March 5, 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.
December 27, 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