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New Mexico National Guard Museum

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Address: 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505-2688 (Formerly Bataan Memorial Museum)
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+1 505-474-1670
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10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A Memorial To Those Who Served......

My wife and I visited Santa Fe last week and thoroughly enjoyed "The City Different" as their saying goes. While driving around by the state capitol one day I spotted the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pparrothead
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Wilmington, North Carolina

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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485 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Santa Fe last week and thoroughly enjoyed "The City Different" as their saying goes. While driving around by the state capitol one day I spotted the Bataan Memorial in from of the Bataan Memorial Building. We stopped and I got out and took a few photos. I was always interested in WW2 when I was... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We spent spent about an hour here and thought it was very worthwhile. We are interested in all things related to W W 2 and also have a connection to the Philippines so the artifacts relevant to the Bataan death march were of interest. The volunteer in charge was wonderful...A great docent

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Thank Peggionthego
Eureka, California
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Every American, and even foreign travelers should know this History. Lessons can still be learned, and those that do not know history are bound to repeat it. I have read a lot about the Bataan Death March, but I had never heard about how the NM National Guard was sent to the Philippines and basically abandoned. Moving stories here that... More 

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Thank Sid B
Dallas, Texas
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340 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Any veteran of the armed services should visit this museum. It is one of the great military museums. Small but of the absolute highest quality. The museum began as a tribute to the Veterans of the infamous Bataan Death March. This tribute remains and has grown into a world class display that chronicles the struggle and desperate years of the... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This museum covers a long period of time and educates about the New Mexico national guard. There are artifacts for many of the periods the the guards history, including material for the Rough Riders and as current as the past couple of years. There was a very good video dealing with the Bataan Death march which recently had an anniversary.... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

This small museum is focused on the history of the New Me c icon National Guard, specifically time during the Second World War when members were sent to the Philippines before war and we're participants in the defense of Bataan and we're incarcerated in POW camps for the remainder of the war. It is very personal and evokes a feeling... More 

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Thank ArtPaulB
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

This was a small museum, and had some of the small museum problems--incomplete and vague text, or random artifacts that do not fit the museum's focus. That being said, they had quite a number of unique items and many which did focus on the Bataan death march and New Mexico NG history.

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Thank Stephanie M
San Antonio, Texas
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2014

Toured the museum as part of the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group Veterans Association. Were met at the door by the new man in charge, Lt Gonzales, New Mexico National Guard. He gave us a great tour of the museum in spite of being on the job for less than two weeks. We are well served with men like him protecting... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

Glad we went but the museum needs a little sprucing up. It is not interactive. Not enough detail of the items on display. It seemed like a collection of items but not curated. Interesting to see contribution that New Mexicans had made from the Civil War on. Museum is free but check the hours.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We were in Santa Fe on a Saturday as part of a vacation, and attempted to visit this museum. I had seen it on tripadvisor and decided it would fit into our schedule. I had visited their website and it showed them open on Saturdays beginning at 10, as does the big sign out in front of the building. But... More 

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