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Silver City Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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This sweet little museum is in an historic house from the era they are covering. We learned of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gretchen R
Leonardtown, Maryland
Popped in while wandering around...

We were welcomed and introduced to the place by a really friendly guy. It is interesting as a lens... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Canberra, Australia
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In a restored 1881 Mansard/Italianate house, you'll find this fascinating history museum, which includes more than 20,000 items and artifacts related to the people and history of southwest New Mexico.
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312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
+1 575-538-5921
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This sweet little museum is in an historic house from the era they are covering. We learned of the series of big floods which carved Main Street down to bedrock and is now know as 'the big ditch'.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were welcomed and introduced to the place by a really friendly guy. It is interesting as a lens to view the early house however it has been adapted somewhat well, but there has been change. YMMV

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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice museum in a historic house. Their current exhibit was about flamenco dancing. It was interesting but I would have appreciated more local history.

1  Thank Rick j
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

This is worth a visit. It’s walking distance from most of the eateries downtown, and staffed by friendly people. The rotating exhibit currently is Flamenco. It has colorful displays and is pretty interesting. There are exhibits upstairs about the town and regions history. Unfortunately one...More

Thank flammulated
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Bea is a very knowledgeable and interesting gal to get to know. I would have given this place 5 stars if there had been an elevator since I'm handicapped.

1  Thank Rick D
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

As the museum was on the list of goid stops we decided to give it a try. Was a interesting old house. Exibits were nothing spectacular. Was hoping for more local historic information.

1  Thank wishIwasback
Reviewed April 3, 2018

The museum has a special exhibit about flamenco. The costumes were wonderful. There's a nice gift shop.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

What a great location to learn about Silver City and it's environs. Loved the house and all the exhibits. Very reasonable priced and be sure to check out the gift shop afterwards.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed March 16, 2018

We were hoping to find out about the history of Silver City, but eighty percent was about Spain's flamingo dancers. There was very little about the town itself.

2  Thank Robert B
Reviewed January 11, 2018

I hit the Silver City Museum at the entirely wrong time. The recreated Victorian parlor had been disassembled for a holiday party and most of the permanent exhibits had been removed in preparation for a January show (I was there the week before Christmas). I...More

Thank Vera B
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