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Silver City Museum

Address: 312 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061
Phone Number: 505-538-5921
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Silver City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: In a restored 1881 Mansard/Italianate house, you'll find this fascinating history museum, which...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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.

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San Diego, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Drummonds, Tennessee
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87 reviews 87 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I feel this is rude, as many people take long weekend trips. This leaves a bad taste as we really wanted to see this museum but have to leave on Tuesday.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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338 reviews 338 reviews
263 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The museum is housed in the former Ailman home, a young prospector who discovered silver. Most of the displays are pictures/history of the town. There is a room set up for the Gila National Forest. The third floor is high enough where you get views of the town. Not a bad museum.

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Tucson, Arizona
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86 reviews 86 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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120 reviews 120 reviews
16 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
26 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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