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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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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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local history museum

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 helpful votes 13 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
20 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 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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122 reviews 122 reviews
65 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Loved the architecture. The docent was so friendly and informative. They provided very interesting vignettes of city history. So much of this city's architecture is beautifully restored. Great gift store. Overall very knowledgeable volunteers who were able to offer additional recommendations for touring.

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Mesa, AZ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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