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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

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

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

In conjunction with Santa Fe Opera's opera about Robert Oppenheimer "Doctor Atomic," the museum has a special exhibition on nuclear programs and New Mexico. It includes information about downwinders, as well as uranium miners. It also has contemporary art works related to the nuclear program....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Been to Santa Fe multiple times but still learned so much on this walking tour! Our docent, Lynn, was knowledgeable and did a good job keeping us in the shade during a very hot morning! Excellent way to learn about the city, including an inside...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic museum encompassing both Palace of Governors and New Mexico History Museum. Better Indian history than in National Museum of American Indian in Washington, D.C. Lots of information and we needed a lot of time to take it all in. This is a treasure. Highly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum will give you a clear interesting history of New Mexico. It is well laid out and informative. There are artifacts, but also a lot of photos and reading. The third floor exhibition this summer is a compliment to the opera's 'Dr. Atomic', with...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

To compliment the Santa Fe Opera ‘Doctor Atomic’ the Museum has a special exhibit on the work there to produce the 1st atomic bomb. Very well done including Oppenheimer’s Charlie and some interesting photos of those involved in current day. Worth a visit for an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suppose kids under 12 would be bored to death as there's no interactive stuff, just artifacts and a lot of reading to do, but for adults with an interest in NM history, colonization and everything related it's a worthwhile visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the highest ghost guys is the upper floor here story of the a bomb project. There are lovely exhibitions bits of the growth of the state pre and post statehood and the people who were influential helping with it. Must be seen

1  Thank Allan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the History Museum and Palace of Govs in one visit. I had expected a lot more "ancient" history. The focus was more on NM 1600-1900. It was all good but not what quite what I was expecting. That aside, they...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