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Address: 200 N Lea Ave, Roswell, NM 88201-4655
Phone Number: +1 505-622-8333
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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We stopped by to see the historic house. It was immaculate. Our guide for the day was the president of the historical society. She had tons of knowledge about the house. It was so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Allison C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by to see the historic house. It was immaculate. Our guide for the day was the president of the historical society. She had tons of knowledge about the house. It was so neat to walk through all the rooms. They are doing a lot of renovations but it's still worth a look see. It's free to get in... More 

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Raleigh N C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is only open between one and four I got there at 3:15 today. The docent is a retired schoolteacher. She took me around the downstairs and let me roam the upstairs myself. They are doing major remodeling on the upstairs as they get the money. The house was built in 1912 and has a lot of the original furnishings... More 

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Hillsboro, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016

This would certainly be a cool house to live in just the way it is. Just beautiful inside and out. If you have mobility issues getting to the second floor will be a problem but there is plenty of beauty on the first level.

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Collinsville, Il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

This 1912 Home of James P. White, one of the most wealthiest and influential men in that area, is a wonderful example of that era. The home is now a museum that is well-appointed with original and period furnishings throughout. Admission is free and well worth visiting.

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Thank Roy W
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

For those who want a glimpse into what life was like in southeastern New Mexico in the late 19th century, or even if you're curious, it's worth the trip. We happened upon this place during the weekend that they had their holiday open house and it was lovely! It's very nice to see members of the community promoting their history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

The ladies there were so sweet and nice. They were very informative about the home, White family, and the furnishings. My son is a talker and they answered everyone question he had. Loved this, and if I could spend a day there just speaking with and learning from those 2 lovely ladies I would!!

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

This center is a large house that has remained largely unchanged since it was build over 100 years ago. Its in great condition and has many artifacts inside from its original occupants with extra items brought in later. We got a great room by room tour from the lady running the place, it was great she was fun and was... More 

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Medford, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2015

Visited in early June while they were finishing up the outside painting. I was welcomed in even before I made it to the door, that was followed by a personal tour of the downstairs for 1/2 hr. (there still working on the upstairs) Very nice display of antiques from the early days of Roswell. They also have some great books... More 

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Roswell, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2015

This museum is housed in an early Roswell family's home and it is delightful. It covers 2 floors. The period furnishings are lovely and remind some of us of our grandparents and the way they lived. At Christmas time, the museum is all dressed up in its Christmas finery and it's beautiful. There are many interesting exhibits and the gift... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2015

We visited yesterday, and were very impressed. Beautiful old home, with numerous exhibits on early Roswell. We learned so much, didn't know that Roswell was first a humble trading post on a cattle drive trail, then became a thriving agricultural area, then home to an air force base, etc. A lot more to Roswell than the alien story! The lady... More 

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