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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 way to start your visit to Santa Fe

There is so much to see, plan on spending several hours here. Take the tour of the Governors' Palace with the docent to learn more.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Muscle Shoals, Alabama
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see, plan on spending several hours here. Take the tour of the Governors' Palace with the docent to learn more.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The exhibits are very well thought out and thorough. The curators developed effective and engaging interfaces for the patrons. So much interesting subject matter that one would expect to learn, that has become "Pop Culture" history, such as Billy the Kid, yet other very interesting socially historically important aspects regarding the development of the West that someone who is not... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

We did a whirlwind of activities today and this was our last history lesson of the day! We only had about thirty minutes this afternoon before they closed so we only saw portions unfortunately. The museum was a tiny bit confusing on where to go but a guard very nicely walked us through some options. We walked through the history... More 

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Seattle, Wa.
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The display and exhibits were designed to draw you in and make you feel like you were stepping back in time. Very interesting and unique. The all day pass is a nice feature if you want to take a break for chocolates and coffe across the street and the return .

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fairly new museum that is very well done, as are all of the museums in Santa Fe. It will give you a real feel for the history that makes the Santa Fe area such an interesting place.

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Westchester County, New York
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240 reviews 240 reviews
84 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped by recently, but only had about an hour. So we went downstairs to the excellent exhibit on Fred Harvey. He was a pioneer in the hospitality industry, preceding Howard Johnson by many years; the stories of the Harvey Girls are wonderful. We also enjoyed the terrific exhibit showing holiday cards from the artist Gustave Baumann and his friends.... More 

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Nijmegen
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Great museum where you learn everything there is to know about how New Mexico has become the state it is today (with a lot of battle that’s for sure). We did a tour and the guide was very enthustiastic and informative, also apprehendable for us Dutch people. You really get a good picture of how life was back then in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I often find history museums to be a little dry, but this one was well put together and fascinating. It really added a richness to our visit to Santa Fe and I'm so glad we went here on our first day in town.

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Luang Prabang
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Wanting to know more about the history of New Mexico we wandered into the New Mexico history museum. Entrance fee = 9 USD per person if you're from out of state, but it's definitely worth it - your ticket is valid for the entire day so you can go in an out at your leisure. Great exhibitions on the entire... More 

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Royal Oak
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118 reviews 118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A really interesting museum with a fairly balanced perspective (ie the Spanish aren't always the heroes). I thought the section on the creation of tourism and the "land of enchantment" was especially interesting. Highly recommend

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