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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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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.

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

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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337 reviews 337 reviews
263 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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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