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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 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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Lexington, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Fairfax County, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Learn all the history of New Mexico in this very informative museum. Takes 3-4 hours to really see everything. You also get to visit the Governor's Palace on the same ticket. There are also special exhibitions upstairs.

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Toronto
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18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

When the lady at the entrance said this, we thought no way. First the museum includes access to the Palace of Govenors which is worth the price of admission alone. The main floor gallery is truly a fascinating history lesson and the the second floor special exhibits merit some time too. And if you get tired there are some comfortable... More

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Washington, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Larry L was an informative tour guide for two hour walking tour in the Plaza area. Loved hearing about the different architecture and history

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Tarrytown, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Much better than expected, the new wing was almost empty but a pleasant surprise. If visiting 4 or more museums, make sure to look into the New Mexico cultural pass for a discount.

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USA
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99 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Spent 4 hours in this museum and that was really not enough. When you purchase your ticket you get to go through the Palace of Governors also which as great exhibits. THis does a thorough job of explaining the history of the state from the Spaniards, Mexico and the US. It is really well organized. Some of the exhibits are... More

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I had very little knowledge of the local history. The museum gave me a good background and taster for finding out more about the state's history. There was a good mixture of pioneer and native history, great permanent exhibits and the temporary exhibits showing pin hole camera pictures were very interesting. I would definitely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We spent a bit over two hours here seeing the excellent collection of artifacts and reading the informative signs. It provides a good overview of the state's interesting history.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Some parts of the museum were very interesting, especially the historical side. There was a part of the museum with a temporary exhibition, and I didn't care much for it.

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Niskayuna, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's like being transported back in time as you walk through the displays of the New Mexico Museum. This museum has creative, crisp and easy to read presentations in English and Spanish. It is moving to see the plight of the Native cultures and creates an opportunity to review our own personal history and roots. The museum brings you full... More

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