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Address: 200 N. Lea Ave. at W. 2nd St., Roswell, NM 88201
Phone Number: 505/622-8333
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Early 20th Century Home

This 1912 Home of James P. White, one of the most wealthiest and influential men in that area, is a wonderful example of that era. The home is now a museum that is well-appointed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Roy W
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Collinsville, Il
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Collinsville, Il
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This 1912 Home of James P. White, one of the most wealthiest and influential men in that area, is a wonderful example of that era. The home is now a museum that is well-appointed with original and period furnishings throughout. Admission is free and well worth visiting.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

For those who want a glimpse into what life was like in southeastern New Mexico in the late 19th century, or even if you're curious, it's worth the trip. We happened upon this place during the weekend that they had their holiday open house and it was lovely! It's very nice to see members of the community promoting their history... More 

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Thank Pat B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

The ladies there were so sweet and nice. They were very informative about the home, White family, and the furnishings. My son is a talker and they answered everyone question he had. Loved this, and if I could spend a day there just speaking with and learning from those 2 lovely ladies I would!!

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1 Thank Cassie W
Sydney
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405 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This center is a large house that has remained largely unchanged since it was build over 100 years ago. Its in great condition and has many artifacts inside from its original occupants with extra items brought in later. We got a great room by room tour from the lady running the place, it was great she was fun and was... More 

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Medford, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Visited in early June while they were finishing up the outside painting. I was welcomed in even before I made it to the door, that was followed by a personal tour of the downstairs for 1/2 hr. (there still working on the upstairs) Very nice display of antiques from the early days of Roswell. They also have some great books... More 

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2 Thank DavidF4755SW
Roswell, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This museum is housed in an early Roswell family's home and it is delightful. It covers 2 floors. The period furnishings are lovely and remind some of us of our grandparents and the way they lived. At Christmas time, the museum is all dressed up in its Christmas finery and it's beautiful. There are many interesting exhibits and the gift... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We visited yesterday, and were very impressed. Beautiful old home, with numerous exhibits on early Roswell. We learned so much, didn't know that Roswell was first a humble trading post on a cattle drive trail, then became a thriving agricultural area, then home to an air force base, etc. A lot more to Roswell than the alien story! The lady... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Used to be a house, built in 1912. Exhibits on first and second floor. There's a look at cultural time pieces, toys, furniture, clothing. Was a beautiful setup and well kept. Also free, which makes everything better

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1 Thank Rene M
El Paso, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What a lovely facility. We had a reunion gathering. Lots of space, well maintained and lovely staff.

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Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The Roswell Museum and Art Center was closed the day we were in town, so we ended up here by default. I remembered reading a review that said this historic home and museum was worth a stop, so we gave it a try and were very glad we did. They accept donations and we were happy to give one since... More 

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