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Historical Center for Southeast New Mexico

200 N. Lea Ave. at W. 2nd St., Roswell, NM 88201
505/622-8333
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Ranked #11 of 19 attractions in Roswell
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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English first
Roswell, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Fulltime RV
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364 reviews 364 reviews
84 attraction reviews
197 helpful votes 197 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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idaho
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Roswell, New Mexico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Fullerton, California
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45 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2009

off in a quiet older section of town, the Historical Center for Southwest New Mexico is a gem if you enjoy personal glimpses into the past. No preachy displays her, just a charming, well maintained historic home filled with artifacts from the local area. This is well worth the stop and I think the best of all of the Roswell... More

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