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You could spend hours in here. The history of this city and state is so diverse and fascinating... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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We really enjoyed this museum and appreciated the "good all day" admission ticket, since it allowed... 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 4 days ago

You could spend hours in here. The history of this city and state is so diverse and fascinating. It's very well laid out - you just need to pace yourself so the all of your time is not consumed byt the first section like it...More

Thank Ambassador717868
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby LOVES museums. He can spend days in any of them. He reads everything that is written. His review: He learned about the woman who ran Los Alamos, which was interesting. He was very disappointed. There is so much history in New Mexico and he...More

Thank ljgordon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this museum and appreciated the "good all day" admission ticket, since it allowed the opportunity to view part of the exhibits, take a sunshine and lunch break, then return refreshed. All of the exhibits were effective and informative, but I must say...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While attending the opera in Santa Fe this past August we also had an opportunity to visit some of the cities museums. O'Keefe's museum was fantastic. The history museum was a great follow. It provided a review of the states history in and interesting compelling...More

Thank James L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent overview of NM history and historical characters. Spent time looking over the whole museum.

Thank vosburghtoby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is extensive, informative, and well-organized. Your ticket allows you to browse, leave, and return (in the same day). The museum is laid out on three levels. It reviews the history of Native Americans and settlers over the span of what is now the...More

Thank Candace B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think we appreciated this museum as much as we should have as it was at the end of a long day. Even saying that the floor about atomic power was very interesting and the history of New Mexico we found interesting. I enjoyed...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our docent lead tour was the best ever. Such a magnificent collection of south west work in an historic building. I highly recommend it

Thank Jill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently located just off of the plaza in Santa Fe the NM History Museum is an excellent exhibit. The interior is pleasant and the exhibits are easily accessible. Of particular interest is the Harvey Girls portion of the collection whic is quite superb. The museum...More

Thank rnlindgren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you enjoy archaeological history this is for you. They have preserved much of the original structure and have displays explaining the history while you look thru the floor windows. This is a very well laid out tour .

Thank Ron R
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Jaime B
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