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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
Description: 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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Academic students regardless of generation must see

This is a must see for all of us who have attended a university, regardless of what city and state. It's great to see other older university sites and wonder of all the precious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a must see for all of us who have attended a university, regardless of what city and state. It's great to see other older university sites and wonder of all the precious students and how they dedicated themselves.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have such wonderful (western) history here, from Billy the Kid having lived here, to Apache Indian raids and the Mimbres civilization, the Silver City Museum has wonderful exhibits showing the great history here. Highly recommend. Donations are always welcome, otherwise it is free admission.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Great small local museum with interactive displays. Can actually sit on the furniture! Great place for kids - several activities for them. Very friendly staff.

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stopped off in Silver City, on our last day of a long road trip home to Arizona. Museum's are always a must on our trips. Staff was nice, guy in the gift shop, was funny and kind. 3 floors, lots of history, lots of Victorian era clothing and dresses, small kids and try them on. Lots of kids hands... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I liked the Silver City Museum very much. Every aspect of Silver City's history is illuminated. Many photos, especially about Main Street and now Big Ditch Park but also the mining history and Billy the Kid's sojourn. Really interesting !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum is well-done and we learned a lot about the area from it. I found the information and pictures especially compelling. Great gift store, too!

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Visited during Silver City's 4th of July Festival. The outside grounds were being used for games, music & food. The displays were nicely done and very informative. The 3rd floor offers nice views in all directions but the stairs are narrow & steep. The building was a custom built residence with many fine features.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

From the beautiful building, which in itself is an example of the area's history, to the excellent displays, this Museum highlights the history of the Silver City area. The gift shop offers very nice choices and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were greeted by the nicest volunteer who gave us a quick overview of the history and then summary information about what we were about to see. A lot of volunteer labor must have gone into this museum. The layouts are well done. The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 was because there were times that the continuity... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a nice little museum in downtown Silver City. It has some interesting displays about the history of mining in the area and the catastrophic flooding events that were caused by poor land management practices in the late 1800's. On Memorial Day weekend 2015, the museum also dedicated an interesting display of Victorian age dresses. The museum gift shop... More 

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