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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 15 Attractions in Roswell
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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Utah
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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409 reviews 409 reviews
89 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 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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Roswell, New Mexico
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
48 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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