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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 is a decent museum with a number of exhibits showing the history of New Mexico from olden times (some prehistoric) through the present. It is quite informative.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a decent museum with a number of exhibits showing the history of New Mexico from olden times (some prehistoric) through the present. It is quite informative.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Easy parking found on the street. Allowed for two hours and that was all we needed. We have been to many museums and have read scores of descriptions of places and things. Can't remember most of them. But the flavor of the history and the highlights presented here were well done and gave me the experience we hope to remember.... More 

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Finksburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Entering the Palace of the Governor's your admission gets you into the history museum. It's very extensive and shows you the entire history of New Mexico from it's earliest days to the present. The pictures and stories are compelling along with the many artifacts depicting their history. Well worth visiting while in Santa Fe.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I would have to say that this museum is one of the "must sees" when in Santa Fe. Located just one block from the historic plaza, it really blew me away and I've been in lots of museums around the world. It is interesting and educational, but you also benefit from its outsanding interior design and layout of exhibits. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this museum but wish it offered some kind of headphone tour. The amount of reading it would take to learn everything available would be overwhelming. We were glad we went and felt we learned a lot about New Mexico.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Great museum experience for anyone and everyone, including families. High quality temporary exhibits, excellent location for easy pedestrian acess while walking around downtown Santa Fe. There is so much interesting history and culture in NM - this place will always have much to see.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

terrific museum of NM's history from beginning to statehood. Very colorful past of settlers, and how hard to the life was, and with great artifacts saved from the past

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New York City, New York, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A step into a history I knew nothing about. A complex story- the present Santa Fe, a rather gracious, elegant city, gives little indication of the stormy facts of its beginnings and the various nations and groups involved. Very effectively told and shown and really worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This museum is really pleasant to visit as it is big and clear. You could take hours to read everything about New Mexico history... It can be an option. Or you can stop on certain specific points of interest. Anyhow, we had a great pleasure to visit it. Take your time and go !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Don't miss the tours of the history area and of the palace. The guides we had were knowledgeable, friendly, and open to questions. The tours are free with admission. You can also walk around by yourself and learn from the exhibits. Thanks to the front desk people. They are very helpful. Buy the culture pass and get admission to 15... More 

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