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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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Good summary of Silver City's history

I liked the Silver City Museum very much. Every aspect of Silver City's history is illuminated. Many photos, especially about Main Street and now Big Ditch Park but also the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I liked the Silver City Museum very much. Every aspect of Silver City's history is illuminated. Many photos, especially about Main Street and now Big Ditch Park but also the mining history and Billy the Kid's sojourn. Really interesting !

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Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum is well-done and we learned a lot about the area from it. I found the information and pictures especially compelling. Great gift store, too!

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Visited during Silver City's 4th of July Festival. The outside grounds were being used for games, music & food. The displays were nicely done and very informative. The 3rd floor offers nice views in all directions but the stairs are narrow & steep. The building was a custom built residence with many fine features.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

From the beautiful building, which in itself is an example of the area's history, to the excellent displays, this Museum highlights the history of the Silver City area. The gift shop offers very nice choices and the staff are friendly and helpful.

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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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 74 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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 21 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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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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Additional Information about Silver City Museum

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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