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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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Informative regional collection from Billy the Kid to mining

Housed in an historic house near the center of town. Gives you an idea of how this old west silver town evolved. The view from the coupola is a good way to get the layout of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The Silver City Museum is housed in a home built in the 1880s that has seen many uses over the years including that of the town firehouse. Several exhibits that include a good overview of the history of the community and the surrounding area. Don't miss the climb up the narrow winding staircase to the tower room. A donation is... More 

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Albuquerque
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Housed in an historic house near the center of town. Gives you an idea of how this old west silver town evolved. The view from the coupola is a good way to get the layout of the various parts of the town.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Loved the architecture. The docent was so friendly and informative. They provided very interesting vignettes of city history. So much of this city's architecture is beautifully restored. Great gift store. Overall very knowledgeable volunteers who were able to offer additional recommendations for touring.

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Mesa, AZ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This small museum is well worth the donation to enter. You learn interesting facts about the area and they have a neat display of old postcards.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A little history, but nothing great. The staff were nice and the place was somewhat interesting, but it is lacking a finished feel.

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Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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