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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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Interesting history.

Toured the museum soon after the 10 A.M. opening. I enjoyed the exhibit, which traces the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nuttman
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Kansas City, Mo.
New Mexico History Museum

My husband and I love history. We found the information provided by our docent interesting. This... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CK B
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Saratoga, California
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Downtown
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+1 505-476-5200

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Toured the museum soon after the 10 A.M. opening. I enjoyed the exhibit, which traces the history of present day N. Mexico from ancient times. Connected to the Palace of the Governors, it is a good spot for an hour - or two - of...More

Thank Nuttman
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I love history. We found the information provided by our docent interesting. This museum's entrance is on the side of Palace of the Governors. Allow at least 1 1/2 hours

Thank CK B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love museums, whether they're the biggest and most modern or something thrown together in some small almost forgotten town. The New Mexico History Museum is one of the best I've ever visited, maybe THE best. It's state-of-the-art incorporating many of the latest approaches intended...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of information about New Mexico. Very well organized. Nice staff! In rénovation when we were there.

Thank fdaml
Reviewed 1 week ago

The New Mexico History Museum captures the complex history of New Mexico, from its many settlements and pueblos filled with its original inhabitants, to the Spanish invaders, to the predatory white men, and finally into the glories of the places that we know and love...More

Thank choltz2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit to get a feel for the history of New Mexico and Santa Fe. It has a long and varied history. Admission if I remember correctly was $12.50c each and you get to go to Governors Palace too. The...More

Thank motorcar1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect spot to learn more about the history of Santa Fe for our family. Our young kids enjoyed reading all the plaques and seeing some very unique artifacts. The museum was well marked by each piece, clean, friendly and memorable.

Thank MollyB614
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THe museum was gorgeous. The artifacts, legends were clear and plentiful. As a veteran, my wife and I entered cost free.

Thank WDH08226
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although I am not a history buff or museum lover, I truly enjoyed visiting the New Mexico History Museum. Very interesting displays and chronological layout. I learned a lot about New Mexico and and the history of it.

1  Thank fulmoon19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent most of my time in the hall covering the 1500-1800s and I found it to be excellently laid out, modern, artistic, and a solid attempt at accurately portraying the history and interplay of the indigenous people, Spanish, Mexicans, and Americans. I still felt—as...More

Thank Rob Y
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mjoydietz
27 December 2016|
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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
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Marko970
1 April 2016|
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I saw no dogs. I would be very surprised if dogs were allowed in a Museum like this one. Our dogs were very comfortably tucked at home with a house/dog sitter in their own surrounding. They would not enjoy a museum.
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