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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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An eye-opener.....and not all good

We have this notion that what our government officials do are always for the benefit of the greater... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bing M
Cebu City, Philippines
Don't Miss "Voices of the Counterculture in the Southwest"

The exhibition "Counterculture" is a blast from the past! It informs, educates, and delights. All... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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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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  • Poor1%
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113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
+1 505-476-5200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have this notion that what our government officials do are always for the benefit of the greater good. Alas, our track record for subjugating areas populated by other "inferior" people is not so good. Mexico and the Philippines is no exception. The museum manages...More

Thank Bing M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibition "Counterculture" is a blast from the past! It informs, educates, and delights. All about the 60's-70's counterculture, hippies, lovechildren that lived in the southwest. The communes, Wavy Gravy, the Be Here Now...and the MUSIC. It's all there! Worth several trips.

Thank october10gem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One might think visiting the Northeast part of our country, like Jamestown, Va; you would say it was the oldest colonized area in America! NOT! The Palace of the Governors actually is older! If you Love history do not miss touring here! You will be...More

Thank Lindy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well conceived museum filled with interesting artifacts and a gentle way to see how the peoples of this state engaged with one another over 4 centuries. The timelines are confusing because the history is convoluted, well worth the time.

Thank Katherine R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fee to enter the History Museum covers the entry to The Palace of the Governors. I had planned on an entire day between both places and needed it. I spent probably four hours at the history museum . They were very worthwhile plus I...More

Thank misspNewJersey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First, allow at least 2 full hours to fully enjoy, we only paid 1.5 hours on the parking meter so had to leave before we could finish. Nice laid out timeline of new Mexico history and fabulous counter-cultural exhibit highlighting how hippies/culture contributed to changes...More

Thank TexasTravelerIV
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history can be confusing but it was laid out with timelines that included European and world events so you coud understand the context. Photos include doeskin outfits

Thank MB303co
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful museum. Filled with historic and interesting artifacts. Downtown - convenient. Not expensive. We recommend.

Thank sandopdx
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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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.