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Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico

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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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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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A fascinating museum.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Roswell, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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comparativ
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

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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El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Roswell, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The site was once the James Phelps White home. The house is now well over 100 years old and steeped in history as well as a repository for historical items from SE NM. There is an incredible collection of antiques, artifacts, books, and pictures; many donated from the families in and around Chaves County. Be sure to check out the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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470 reviews 470 reviews
93 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Restored early 1900's house with original furnishings and artifacts from the 20th century. Quite a lot of material displayed all over the house. Definitely worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

The museum is in an original 100 year old home and most of the original furniture and fittings are on display. The displays give you a good idea of how life was back then. The lady who showed us around was very knowlegeable and extremely friendly.

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Roswell, New Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Not flashy, but a delightful presentation of Roswell that shows there is more to the town than aliens. The museum is located in a beautiful historic home, and packed with interesting antiques and information on Roswell. It really gives a feel for what it was like to live in the era. There are a number of displays, including everything from... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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107 reviews 107 reviews
23 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Many antiques. They have some household items that you would never have thought of as existing in the Old West. Friendly people who are very knowledgeable about just about any question you could ask about Roswell history.

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