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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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10:00 am - 4:00 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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Very impressive small town museum

We were greeted by the nicest volunteer who gave us a quick overview of the history and then summary information about what we were about to see. A lot of volunteer labor must... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 7, 2015
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Tucson
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were greeted by the nicest volunteer who gave us a quick overview of the history and then summary information about what we were about to see. A lot of volunteer labor must have gone into this museum. The layouts are well done. The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 was because there were times that the continuity... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a nice little museum in downtown Silver City. It has some interesting displays about the history of mining in the area and the catastrophic flooding events that were caused by poor land management practices in the late 1800's. On Memorial Day weekend 2015, the museum also dedicated an interesting display of Victorian age dresses. The museum gift shop... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We arrived 30min till close and were able to see the entire museum. Small but a nice place to visit. They did have some kid friendly activities.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The displays were very nicely arranged and labeled. Includes local displays on mining and floods. A new exhibit of fancy women's and children's clothing from the 1880's to the 1930's was very interesting to me. The building is an interesting old downtown house that you can climb up into the cuppola to see and read about views all 4 directions... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

small but well done museum. Lots of children's activities. Good for when you need to spend a hour or so

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Crossville, Tn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Parts of the house had been modernized for various uses. The parlor, upstairs bedrooms and tower were original and interesting.

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United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This museum is a diverse collection in a Victorian house. The collections were a little "disjointed", we weren't really sure what the connection was to Silver City. But there were a lot of very cool displays of tools and equipment from the mining days. The best thing about the museum was it was very "up close and personal". And the... More 

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Descanso, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was expecting a better museum in a city with such a vibrant history. This is a small museum housed in an old historic house, much of which has been changed for different uses as well as added onto in the back with modern facilities. There are some interesting photos, but none of the information goes into much detail. One... More 

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Centennial, Colorado, United States
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99 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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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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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Additional Information about Silver City Museum

Address: Address: 312 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061
Phone Number: 505-538-5921
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Silver City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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