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We toured several museums in New Mexico. This was very good...large and lots of walking, but an... read more

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Beautiful and Confusing Exhibits

The museum building and exhibits are very attractive, and the exhibits offer tons of info on the... 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 3 days ago

We toured several museums in New Mexico. This was very good...large and lots of walking, but an elevator is available if you do not like stairs. 3 floors. Attractive displays. Parking outside is difficult due to current construction and limited spaces. They say allow 3...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kar590
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum building and exhibits are very attractive, and the exhibits offer tons of info on the history of New Mexico. But if there's a sequential story to that history, ot's almost impossible to follow. In the end, there's prehistorical NM, colonial NM (an endless...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the Pueblo and other Native American tribes to Spanish and Mexican control, and to US take over in 1848 and thereafter, this museum covers important history highlights of New Mexico. Bonus is the Atomic bomb exhibit through May of 2019.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChadGigHarbor_WA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum presents information in several ways and is both modern and old-school. Really enjoyable, relaxing and not crowded. Worth the price to get in easily as it is relatively inexpensive as most things in New Mexico.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brian J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had two experiences at this Museum. The first was a 10 am walking tour with a guide named Jim. The tour was excellent! Jim touched on so many of the major sites as well as the history of the town of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ConnieBuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the history museum. It gave us a good, concise history of the state plus the special display on the state's role in atomic energy and the atom bomb was wonderful.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stumpy60
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The museum presented presented the history of New Mexico in chronological order using magnificent dioramas that incorporated actual artifacts of the times represented. A most informative walk through time. We were sad to find ourselves at the end!!!!!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard L
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Vacationers and locals alike should visit the NM History Museum often-- The changing exhibits are often timed to enrich other aspects of NM that are being highlighted around town (the 60s, the Manhattan Project) - but also great glimpses into history through artifacts you might...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NewMexicoJill
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Was a bit disappointed. Smaller and less art than expected. Seemed like a bigger space for what was exhibited.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave R
Reviewed November 4, 2018

very nice museum but not what we expected for the history of New Mexico. it starts with the Spanish coming to New Mexico but provides very little on the background and history the Native Americans of New Mexico. nice displays but not clear on the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 3, 2018|
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Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
Free Fridays for NM residents only, May-Oct. 1st Fridays of month, Nov-April.
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