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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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This museum was a definite highlight during our visit to Santa Fe. This excellent museum has a great deal of information and interesting exhibits and can occupy a person's time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This museum was a definite highlight during our visit to Santa Fe. This excellent museum has a great deal of information and interesting exhibits and can occupy a person's time for several hours. There are two parts to the museum. The Palace of Governors historic building houses 400 years of Santa Fe and New Mexico history. The modern building houses... More 

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Bandera, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Confirming what other reviewers have said, you can't plan on just an hour. We've been coming to Santa Fe for over 30 years, and there is so much to learn about the history of the State, and Santa Fe, and the Governors Palace. Heck, after seeing it over all the years from the Plaza, we didn't have a clue that... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Our first encounter with the museum was just walking in to a panicked rude gift shop worker. Apparently they were still closed for 10 more min but left the doors unlocked. She panicked and told us and another couple to immediately leave even though we were just waiting at the front desk. The museum was pretty lackluster. Many of the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you can only visit one Santa Fe museum, this is the one. Southwestern history in detail with quite amazing Santa Fe artifacts. All exhibits are insightful, but the painted Buffalo skin battle scene by American Indians is the must unusual & interesting, Must see museum.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This has to be one of the best history oriented museums my wife and I have ever visited. Do yourself a favor - go.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

I'm normally not a museum visitor as I prefer the outdoors. However, friends of mine highly recommended that I visit here and I was very impressed. Initially I had only planned to be here for about 30 minutes, but I ended up spending at least 2 hours here.

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Baton Rouge,Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This museum was very much like a lot of history museums but New Mexico has such an old history that this one is especially nice with the history going back to the 16th/17th century. If you like history especially related to Native Americans, Mexico, Southwest, Catholic church and US then this is a must visit!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This museum has an open patio and is surrounded by amazing historical information. The Museum gift shop also displays many artifacts, amazing books and take away memories of New Mexican culture. You will be enchanted by a visit to both Museum and Gift shop.

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Aberdeen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Would recommend a visit here if in Santa Fe. Has a lot of useful information in the origins of the city and state. It's a little haphazard inlY out, but we enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Don't miss this brand new history museum. Located in the Palace of the Governors' building. With a beautiful new entrance on the west side, the museum now has three floors of exhibits. Exceptional!

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Additional Information about New Mexico History Museum

Address: 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone Number: (505) 476-5200
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown

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