Raton Museum

Raton Museum: Hours, Address, Raton Museum Reviews: 5/5

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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RickDude
Cedar Hill, TX49 contributions
I Never Knew
May 2021
I have driven past Raton for decades but finally decided to stop and visit. I am glad I did. The Raton Museum is packed full of all sorts of history. Roger, who grew up in Raton, will take you through all of it in 1 1/2 hours or you can just browse on your own.
I will be back to see more of Raton.
Written May 27, 2021
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Lyndell P
Lake Mary, FL5 contributions
Take the tour
Jun 2019 • Couples
The history of Raton and the surrounding area is fascinating. You need to take the tour with Roger to get the full value of what everything is. I've been in a 100+ museums and this was one of my favorites.
It's not just the stuff but the history that made it so special.
Written June 29, 2019
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Mark R
10 contributions
Raton Museum
Feb 2019 • Family
What a marvelous resource here in Raton! The museum curator, Roger Sanchez is himself a wonderful treasure. He is so knowledgeable about local history and he has a story about almost every piece and exhibit in the museum. Do NOT miss the opportunity to talk with Roger. Lots and lots of interesting history, both old and not so old about the community. Well worth a trip . . . !
Written April 13, 2019
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Sandi L
5 contributions
Great way to learn of Raton's history.
Sep 2018 • Solo
This Museum is amazing for information of the history of Raton, and Coal MIning towns in general. Great displays and helpful, educational information.
Written October 10, 2018
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sparke01
Raton, NM11 contributions
Small but powerful presentations.
Jul 2018 • Solo
This museum is a tremendous asset to Raton. Great snapshot of the area. Fascinating articles. Roger does awesome job curating the museum. Even greater asset are the stories that Roger can share. History buffs should stop here!
Written October 2, 2018
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Roy G
Elk Grove, CA120 contributions
Something to do
Aug 2018 • Solo
Well done museum for a small town. The town now is not doing very well. Many of the business are closed. But from this museum, there was life in town years ago. I hope that they do come back.
Written August 16, 2018
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Linde S
Las Vegas, NM28 contributions
Private tours just for the asking
Jul 2018 • Friends
This is not a huge museum but the manager Roger is full of knowledge! The museum is nicely organized. They offer occasional informational events ie: speakers on historical topics. A program on WW1 is coming up. If you visit Raton make sure you add an hour or two to spend in the museum. It’s reasonably priced. And given that you can often get a guided tour with your admission it’s with it.
Written July 20, 2018
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lucky2324
Boston, MA72 contributions
A must-see in Raton
Jul 2018 • Solo
The Raton Museum does a great job of telling the story of the New Mexico coal mines and the people who worked/lived there. They also have some beautiful artwork and other exhibits. Another highlight is the museum director Roger who is super knowledgeable and gives free guided tours. Be sure to visit if you are passing by.
Written July 17, 2018
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Carol B
9 contributions
Mr. Sanchez is great!
Jan 2018 • Solo
What a well organized and interesting place to stop for visit. Learn more about the town, county and region. Interested in mining? Stop in.
Written February 3, 2018
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Andy W
Zaventem, Belgium317 contributions
Great Small Town Museum with Knowledgeable staff
Oct 2017 • Friends
We didn't have long to stay in town due to a long drive we had to do that day. Our short stay at the museum with the friendly staff knowing the history of the area gave us a good understanding of the area. Highly recommended if passing through.
Written October 22, 2017
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Raton Museum is open:
  • Tue - Tue 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wed - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM