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Silver City Museum

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Address: 312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
Phone Number:
+1 575-538-5921
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

In a restored 1881 Mansard/Italianate house, you'll find this fascinating...

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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Worth an hours visit

Good local history. They also had a room with a photographic exhibit that was quite good. Small gift shop.

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ruth F
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good local history. They also had a room with a photographic exhibit that was quite good. Small gift shop.

Thank Ruth F
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to visit the museum yesterday and was very disappointed as we could not get to see much as we cannot climb steep steps. Even most of the area downstairs was closed and the access closed also. Made a good donation anyway in hopes they can improve the area to make it more accessible for the elderly disabled.

Thank rosemariebabyboy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and we're so glad we stopped. Open on Sunday's , not Monday's. Good history of area and very friendly staff. I loved the gift store and their books and jewelry . They have walking tours so do that if you have time.

Thank Donna B
Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting to read the mining history of the town and the area. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of my grandmother's era (she was born here in 1910) and was satisfied. The man at the desk was very helpful and kind.

Thank Marlayna67
Farmington, New Mexico
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

Good place to visit when arriving in Silver City. The museum is very educational on the history of the town and area. This is where I learned about the Big Ditch (and of course had to see the Big Ditch after visiting the museum). Also, wonderful material on the mines, historical women in the area, and the culture from when... More 

Thank LAB20
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

This is a very good resource for finding out the history of Silver City and the surrounding area. It is well worth the hour or two that you spend in it and it is no cost. Donations are appreciated and worth the $10 bucks we put in the donation box. It has to be very hard to keep a place... More 

Thank markanthony1
Silver City, New Mexico
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Welcoming staff and volunteers; gift shop has a great variety of items, reasonably priced. Good history lesson for children as well.

Thank mandybre
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Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

This is a Very worthwhile stop. The information boards are especially noteworthy. The history of Silver City is fascinating.

Thank George F
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

Good to go here and learn the History of the area , Silver City and More ! This may not be a good place to bring small kids, perhaps kids over 10 . We had a lot of fun ! Great place ! Easy to find.

Thank micha22
New Mexico
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

We really enjoyed spending a little time at the museum. It is small, but there is plenty to see and read, and it provides a nice introduction to Silver City history and the area in general. Probably not handicap accessible except for the first floor but other than that, it should be on your list if you are visiting the... More 

Thank justmartha

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