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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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Very fascinating to learn and see pictures and artifacts from long ago

I loved the architecture and the church attached to the left side of the building. The courtyard... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Becky H
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
Not to be missed

We took the guided tour and it was great. The state has an interesting history and the very well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mike G
via mobile
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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.
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113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the architecture and the church attached to the left side of the building. The courtyard was beautiful as well. You just have to visit. Check ahead of time for special pricing for seniors.

Thank Becky H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the guided tour and it was great. The state has an interesting history and the very well done exhibits bring it to life - excellent curatorial material. In addition the special exhibits were interesting. Also don’t miss the old Governors Palace- across the...More

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So old and so much history of New Mexico. Don't forget all the jewelry, pottery, blankets sold by artisans on the plaza side covered porch

Thank Harrison R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The New Mexico History Museum is a newish, technologically up-to-date museum illustrating the successive periods of New Mexico history, and offers a visually stimulating look into what informs New Mexico today.

Thank ellensantafe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you came to actually see Santa Fe i recommend this place. it tells the story of how Santa fe started its a lot of history. Very beautiful place. but be ready to pay some money. it is expensive for a museum

Thank betoramirez0303
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would recommend this museum to everyone visiting Santa Fe Perfect way to spend a cold snowy day Reasonably price admission

Thank T2186ZWpath
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I could have spent all day here, there was so much to see. Very interesting museum full of history and culture. Your ticket for the museum also gets you into the Palace of the Governors, which is also worth checking out. Just be sure to...More

Thank Tiffany103184
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Not your typical museum. Wish we had more time to absorb it all as it is extensive but you can see most in 2-3 hours. Some really interesting reading too as the displays have a lot of written history to read. Well organized.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Embarrassed to say I have lived in New Mexico for 32 years and this is the first time I have been to the museum. What a jewel for our state! If you are interested in our history go here!

Thank Jwhite653
Reviewed 31 December 2017

What an excellent museum! Not only did I learn a ton about New Mexico and it's people, but I learned a lot about the history of the United States and Regional Wars that were glossed over in my High School history classes in the Northeast....More

1  Thank TheDanTaylor
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27 December 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
1 April 2016|
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Response from webtravelreview | Reviewed this property |
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.