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New Mexico National Guard Museum

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Address: 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (Formerly Bataan Memorial Museum)
Phone Number: 505 474 1670
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Very nice small museum

This was a small museum, and had some of the small museum problems--incomplete and vague text, or random artifacts that do not fit the museum's focus. That being said, they had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was a small museum, and had some of the small museum problems--incomplete and vague text, or random artifacts that do not fit the museum's focus. That being said, they had quite a number of unique items and many which did focus on the Bataan death march and New Mexico NG history.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Toured the museum as part of the 376th Heavy Bombardment Group Veterans Association. Were met at the door by the new man in charge, Lt Gonzales, New Mexico National Guard. He gave us a great tour of the museum in spite of being on the job for less than two weeks. We are well served with men like him protecting... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Glad we went but the museum needs a little sprucing up. It is not interactive. Not enough detail of the items on display. It seemed like a collection of items but not curated. Interesting to see contribution that New Mexicans had made from the Civil War on. Museum is free but check the hours.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were in Santa Fe on a Saturday as part of a vacation, and attempted to visit this museum. I had seen it on tripadvisor and decided it would fit into our schedule. I had visited their website and it showed them open on Saturdays beginning at 10, as does the big sign out in front of the building. But... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

The museum primarily recognizes the New Mexico National Guard both from The Great War (World War I) up and through the present conflicts of Iraq and Afghanistan with a significant amount of focus on World War II and the Bataan Death March (World War II - Philippines). In the entrance corridor this are photos and documentaries of those from New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This little out of the way museum was well worth the visit. Located at the National Guard headquarters and not in the downtown area, but if you are into military history, especially World War II, you have to visit here! Free, but please leave a donation to help maintain the exhibits.

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Cd'A, Id.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have wanted to visit this museum for at least 2 previous trips to Santa Fe but, never made it happen. This time I was determined to see just what the "BATAAN" museum was had to offer. Turns out the museum houses historical military record of military actions and service of conflicts clear back in time to when the U.S.... More 

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Rhineland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Before I visited Santa Fe, I found out there is a memorial/museum dedicated to the Bataan March: The Bataan Memorial and Military Museum. The New Mexico National Guard units 200th/515th Coastal Artillery were one of the main captives held during the march and subsequent captivity. Besides highlighting the Bataan March, the museum also has information on general New Mexican military... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is the sort of museum where my wife reads every word and misses no artifacts. And I almost matched her thoroughness. From the old west to the present day, the museum tells the story of New Mexican military history. We had particular interest in the Bataan death march and the museum didn't disappoint. The 10-minute film narrated by Alec... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

What a suprise when I visited this museum. I have seen a lot a military musuems and this is a small gem that anyone who has an interest in history, espically military history should visit. Yes, it does have some history on the Bataan Death March but is has more of a lot of other things. They have artifacts dating... More 

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Address: Address: 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505 (Formerly Bataan Memorial Museum)
Phone Number: 505 474 1670
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Santa Fe>  > Downtown

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