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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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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Great little town Museum

It's located in a house owned by one of the original town founders. Great collection of both the early mining activities and the native peoples. Free with a donation. Well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Tom F
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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It's located in a house owned by one of the original town founders. Great collection of both the early mining activities and the native peoples. Free with a donation. Well worth a trip.

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Walton, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very interesting museum about the area including the old west and the mining industry in the area. Wonderful photos of the old and new mines in the area with explanation of the processes. It is located in an old home in Silver City with some antique furniture. However be prepared to climb some stairs to see some of the... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I'm finding out that learning about a place helps to enhance my visiting experience. Silver City has a lot of history - good and bad.

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited a couple of times before moving to the area. Still visit several times a year as exhibits change. For a small museum, this is a dynamic one and brings in traveling shows related to the southwest as well as has a great collection of photos and objects from local history.

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Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Grey old house, with history of The boost of minino, and from hill y The kid, just 2 blocks from downtown

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Drummonds, Tennessee
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88 reviews 88 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I feel this is rude, as many people take long weekend trips. This leaves a bad taste as we really wanted to see this museum but have to leave on Tuesday.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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337 reviews 337 reviews
263 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The museum is housed in the former Ailman home, a young prospector who discovered silver. Most of the displays are pictures/history of the town. There is a room set up for the Gila National Forest. The third floor is high enough where you get views of the town. Not a bad museum.

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Tucson, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Nice displays explaining the background of Silver City area. Helpful employees told us how to get some research done thru the library nearby. Nice gift shop with lots of reading material and some nice pottery/jewelry.

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

interesting, small with a gift shop. easy to access in the downtown area. friendly staff. we enjoy historical displays and learning the history of an area.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Though small, this is not an attic museum (my term for small museums that tend to put everything on display in a somewhat disorganized fashion). The exhibits are well-designed and diverse. Some nice interactives for children. Don't miss the climb up to the top of the cupola.

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