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Silver City Museum

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Address: 312 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061
Phone Number: 505-538-5921
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In a restored 1881 Mansard/Italianate house, you'll find this fascinating...

In a restored 1881 Mansard/Italianate house, you'll find this fascinating history museum, which includes more than 20,000 items and artifacts related to the people and history of southwest New Mexico.

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Fine local museum with dedicated volunteers

We were only in Silver City for a few hours and enjoy history. The museum is in a well maintained old house. There are excellent displays and the volunteers were happy to answer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Ed J
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65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were only in Silver City for a few hours and enjoy history. The museum is in a well maintained old house. There are excellent displays and the volunteers were happy to answer questions.

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Thank Ed J
Atascadero, California
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547 reviews
212 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

for a glimpse into the past of Silver City, this is the place. A very well kept and maintained museum. The displays do rotate so I stop in each time I come to town to see what is new.. The parts about the big ditch and mining seem to stay the same,however the other changes are always interesting to me.... More 

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Thank CharleySays
Caldwell, Idaho
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very interesting learning about the history of Silver city. Cool memorabilia. Wish the rooms upstairs were a little bigger. Several people were there when we visited. Was difficult to walk around and look at things.

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Thank schorze32
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

If you're in Silver City,this is one place you should visit.The museum was once a silver "baron" mansion.The museum has two floors of artifacts and a nice gift shop.And some very nice people working there. Go visit.

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Thank tonyc94
Kennebunk, Maine
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Nice pottery and photos. Convenient downtown location. Lots of presentations of local interest throughout the year.

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Thank Azaima A
Tucson, Arizona
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258 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This beautiful Victorian home is home to a wonderful collection of Silver City History. it is especially good to read about the mining history and how the Big Dig came into being. this is a free museum, however, a small donation is appreciated, with $3.00 per person being the general amount. Do not forget to sign the guest book and... More 

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Thank Paul G
London
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48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

this little museum provides a really interesting picture of the area and its development. We had a warm welcome when we arrived and gained lots of useful knowledge from the conversation.

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Thank LondonWelshboyo
Pueblo, Colorado
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

One can imagine going back in time to experience how the rich lived during the height of Silver City's mining past. The staff/volunteers provide so much information about the history of the mansion that is now the museum. The photos on the 2nd floor has many photos of the various floods that ravaged Silver City back in the late 1800's... More 

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Thank Peggy B
Cornelius, North Carolina, United States
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The museum is in this beautiful old home and so interesting that we read everything! Loved seeing the house and learning it's history! The lady in the gift shop was so nice and shared wonderful information about the town.

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Thank lnapier9791
Cornelius, North Carolina
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217 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 361 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

My wife and I were out for a walk earlier today, and stumbled across the museum. It was on our list of things to do during our month in Silver City, so we decided there was no time like the present and in we went. As other reviewers have said, the museum covers several topics, including the silver and copper... More 

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