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This museum was fascinating. Growing up on the East coast, we learned relatively little about New... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Great History Lesson of New Mexico

I am from the southeast and really did not know much about the history of New Mexico but this... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jim P
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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 3 days ago

This museum was fascinating. Growing up on the East coast, we learned relatively little about New Mexico's history. Exhibits were well organized and easy to follow

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I am from the southeast and really did not know much about the history of New Mexico but this museum is so well done that after a couple of hours I have a basic understanding and appreciation for the state's history and how it got...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4-5 hours at this attraction. This tour is for history buffs for sure and you'll learn a ton you hadn't learned before about the Spanish, the Native Americans and the Pueblo. The price of admission includes two huge buildings- the Governer's Mansion which...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this museum. Great guided tour that explained the history of the area from the Spanish explorers, to the Spanish conquest, the Pueblo Revolt, the Spanish retaking of the area, Mexican period and then its admission as a state of the USA.

Thank FreddiePWheeler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum together with Palace of the Governors gives you a great insight into the early days of Sante Fe and New Mexico through to the development of the atomic bomb. Probably the earliest city of what is now the United States. Both the Spanish...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We entered via the old Governor's Palace and enjoyed the ancient-feeling building. Wish we had spent a little less time in that section, so as to have more energy for the fabulously-presented displays of the new building. We caught part of a docent's tour, very...More

Thank nlc58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our walking tour ranged widely through the history of Santa Fe, introduced architectural styles, visited places important in the past and the present, mentioned significant people in Santa Fe's history, and touched on some current controversies in the region, all in two hours. Mary was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum takes you through New Mexico's history from the time Spain explored and inhabited the area, the many wars fought, the white man taking Natives land, the railroads, statehood, military involvement in the two world wars and current day.

Thank George B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a fascinating museum full of unbiased history of how the Spanish Explorers came to what became New Mexico and the history of the Pueblo Indians and how they were treated over the last few hundred years. We had an excellent tour guide who both...More

Thank Arthur G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Originally built in 1615, this was an amazing exhibit. Had several sections of floor cut-outs (covered over with glass) so you could see down a level into some of the oldest sections. Very interesting historically. Excellent gift shop. Ticket gains you access all day. Loved...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|
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