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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
(505) 476-5200
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Ranked #8 of 109 attractions in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum takes over the role of being the state's history... more » Owner description: Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum takes over the role of being the state's history museum from the Palace of the Governor's which is now part of the history campus. « less
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Houston,TX
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a 3-level museum devoted to more than 400 years of New Mexico history. It is worth buying the $25 Cultural Pass which will admit you to multiple museums, monuments and venues in Santa Fe and beyond. Do not be deterred by the fact that it is good for one year. It more than pays for itself with 3... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Not to miss the current pinhole camera exhibit. It went up on National Pinhole Day in April. Also, stop by the Print Shop for an informative and interesting exhibit.

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texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A lot to read, but also much to see. Does little with pre-White people times, but walks one through from then until the 1960's and beyond very well. A couple of big galleries for temporary shows.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The displays are very nicely done and creative. There is lots to see and a few things to interact with. Great lighting and sound. Great gift shop. This is a museum to be proud to visit.

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Yuma, AZ
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127 reviews 127 reviews
47 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum while spending a few days in Santa Fe. I have some family history related to Santa Fe and decided this would be an interesting museum. It is laid out in a nicely organized way and provides a great introduction into the history of New Mexico. We combined this with a visit to the Palace of the... More

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Istanbul
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A great place to enjoy for several hours (or whatever time you have). They have sections for each era. The galleries are very well organized. Kids will love the multimedia displays. Very reasonable entry fee for a beautifully arranged museum.

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Lawndale, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This museum is split in two. The old museum which has many artifacts of old(religious, underground digs, and New Mexican history). I found this part of the museum my favorite. This was the building that housed most of the government in the old days. The history and feeling of this building was just fantastic. The second part was the newer... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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77 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

For a major museum in an area of rich cultural history, this place was a disappointment. It gets a very low 3, if I could give half stars it would be no more than 2.5. There is just not much here and even with the adjoining Palace of the Governor's, it is certainly not a good value. If you have... More

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pittsburgh
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

On a recent Santa Fe visit, I had a couple of hours to kill between activities so decided to visit the New Mexico History Museum. Previous visits impressed me, although "church art" is not really at the top of my "must see" list. But the new Devotional Art exhibit was put together with such care that I was captivated. A... More

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Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This museum was such a wonderful surprise. It is so interesting and well designed. Wonderful companion to the Palace of the Governors....Terrific artifacts...Even my 10 year old enjoyed it. Don't miss this in Santa Fe.

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