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New Mexico History Museum

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Address: 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: (505) 476-5200
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Description: Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the...
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.
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A Great Place To Start Your Santa Fe Visit

Enrich your visit to the area here---wonderful displays depicting Santa Fe and New Mexico history...

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Enrich your visit to the area here---wonderful displays depicting Santa Fe and New Mexico history...

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Chicago
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242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

If you want to understand the historiy of Santa Fe, or New Mexico for that matter, this museum is a must. It is actually combines the historic Governor's Palace and, across a courtyard, a brand new history museum. Admission is $9 for adults, which is a bit steep, but certainly worthwhile. The exhibits in both parts of the museum are... More 

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Sisters, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Great history museum and we learned a lot about New Mexico's past. Recommend you scope out the parking options in the vicinity.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

There are so many museums in Santa Fe that one can easily overload, but I would recommend starting with this one. It's connected to Palace of the Governors, and there's one admission for both. Not being from the southwest, I wanted to learn about the history of the area, and I sure did - several centuries worth. It is excellent... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It was interesting, but not spectacular. There are so many things of interest to see in the Santa Fe area, that I found other places that I enjoyed more. This was bland in comparison to some others.

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I'm not a museum person at heart, but this one was very interesting, informative and easy to just wander through.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, we went immediately after the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum visit and it seemed pretty bland by comparison. There's a few interesting things but nothing spectacular.

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Southlake, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Located just off the plaza, the new mexico history museum covers 500 years of the America west. It also had 2 visiting exhibits that were included in the price of admission. You can come and go all day long. You also have access to the palace of the govenors.

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Kailua-Kona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great history from the early 1500s up through today. Could use a little more on Los Alamos and Alamagoro and Ansel Adams, but that's picky.

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Lafayette, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I liked that you got to tour the governor's palace as well as the museum for the entrance price. Learned a lot about New Mexico from the native american's that occupied the location before spaniard conquest to the bomb testing. There was also a display where they had a photo of a valentine diner in Tres Piedras when it was... More 

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