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New Mexico History Museum

113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Downtown)
(505) 476-5200
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Ranked #10 of 110 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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minnesota
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30 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place to learn about the history of the territory. New modern exhibits help to tell the story. A beautiful place to spend time, nice gift shop as well. Right off the main square behind the Palace of the Governors. Check out the arts and crafts vendors under the portal at the Palace

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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34 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

The NM History Museum is a great place to start when visiting the state. The presentation of the linear history is easy to follow from ancient times to the achievements of the proud naval ships bearing the state's name. Drawings, photos, artifacts and timelines help visitors travel through millennia and begin to understand the layers of cultures as well as... More

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Soldotna, Alaska
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We took my granddaughter there as she was doing a school paper on New Mexico historical sites. It was a very interesting tour with loads of information about early New Mexico and great exhibits.

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Boston
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

From the antique building to the new edifice next door, one could spend days learning about the history and people of this fascinating state. Displays are visually appealing and documentation more than enough for both the casual and more studious visitor. A must-visit museum.

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Grapeview, Washington
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194 reviews 194 reviews
68 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We really enjoyed this museum. It is very well organized in chronological order, making it easy to follow the history from Native culture up to present day. It has sections covering Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and American cultures and influences in the area. There was enough information about each era, but not too much, to keep our interest and give... More

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Odessa, Ukraine
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

well organised and well maintained museum. I definitely learned a lot, especially given that it was my first visit to NM. Permanent exhibitions are great and special ones were fun too. I would say that about two hours minimum are needed.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fantastic, interesting exhibits. Unique, interesting beautiful, great way to learn about history--interactive exhibits.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Museum is well laid out and curated in sensible logic. The original missionary Spaniards and the explorers looking for gold were in the general area of the landscape at the same times, but were not really complementing each other. The interplay with Indians was shown in several instances to be one of spreading Christianity and the other to defeat them... More

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Traverse City, MI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Well presented history of the region. Also there was a special exhibition of paintings of the Madonna that was spectacular.

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Lexington, North Carolina, United States
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

These exhibits and all the articles posted were so interesting and informative! I came out so in awe of everything I had just seen (centuries of artifacts), that I intend to look a lot of this up when I get home and do further research!

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