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Silver City Museum

312 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061
505-538-5921
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Silver City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: In a restored 1881 Mansard/Italianate house, you'll find this fascinating history museum, which includes more than 20,000 items and artifacts related... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tucson
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106 reviews 106 reviews
15 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I wanted to explore Silver City and get a feel for the history of the town. We both loved Silver City Museum. It is a quaint old home that has been a number of different posts for the town since it was built. The staff was wonderful. I loved the exhibits and the history, we came away... More

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Silver City, New Mexico
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142 reviews 142 reviews
26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Step back in time with people who are volunteering who really care; plus, the museum is offering great kids activities. They have re-thought the museum experience and found a way to make it come alive for kids and for adults. Great tours and informative exhibits that change regularly. Nicely managed.

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Good to go to for getting a quick lesson on local history. The little gift shop was actually pretty awesome with very reasonable prices, picked up earrings for my wife and daughter and some nice polished rocks for my son.

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Tucson, Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very nice small museum, recommend $3 donation for admission. Interesting exhibits about history and geography of area.

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tucson
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum had a lot of history of mining in the area and the origins of the 'big ditch'. It is in a well restored Victorian home which is beautiful.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
47 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The museum itself is quite interesting and tells the story of silver mining in the area. We have a guided tour. Don't expect to see any ghost town, however, but there is nothing to look at.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The building itself is part of the history. You are in what used to be a fine mansion of the 1800s. The displays are well done and very specific to the area of Silver City. You can see old photos and artifacts of life in the old west. Then there are exhibits that change from time to time. In summer... More

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this small museum. The building is an old historical house that was also used at one time as a fire hall, boarding house, and more. We enjoyed seeing photos of the town's history. There was a couple rooms of photos of Hispanic music groups which we were not interested in. The museum takes donations instead of charging... More

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Oak Hills, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The museum is in a neat old house. It is fairly small and much of the displays were not of interest to us, but we did enjoy learning about the Big Ditch, as we had walked through the park earlier. We also enjoyed a photographic display of New Mexico ghost towns (I'm not sure if this is a permanent display),... More

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St. George, Utah
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Great stop on our tour of historic Silver City. Easy to find. Friendly staff. Great collection of historical artifacts.

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