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Silver City Museum

312 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061
505-538-5921
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Ranked #1 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, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Tucson
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112 reviews 112 reviews
15 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
26 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
28 helpful votes 28 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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