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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, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
41 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I liked the exhibit describing the flood and Big Ditch. The old building is, itself, well preserved.

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El Paso, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This museum was housed in an old home and had lots of history about Silver City and the people of the area. The exhibit on the ghost towns in the surrounding areas was so fascinating and encouraged us to go and explore some of these old towns.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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74 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The people of Silver City are very proud of their city and its history, and they should be. They tell their story well in this building that was once a private home, then the city hall, the fire station, and now only a museum. Don't miss the very nice gift shop. Your purchases will only help the city, plus you... More

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