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Silver City Museum

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Address: 312 W Broadway St, Silver City, NM 88061-4921
Phone Number: 505-538-5921
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Really nice little museum. Air conditioned and well staffed. Really enjoyed. Bigger than it appears. Interesting exhibits and many interactive displays for kids.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
terrie d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice little museum. Air conditioned and well staffed. Really enjoyed. Bigger than it appears. Interesting exhibits and many interactive displays for kids.

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1 Thank terrie d
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little museum which gives a flavor of the rich history for Silver City. Be certain to climb to the top so you can view the entire town and the cool buildings.

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1 Thank Chrisbudris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in one of the original homes in Silver City. Great exhibits and narratives. A must to start your visit!

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1 Thank Darrell K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most interesting part for me was the flooding that took place in Silver City and an old newspaper touting the benefits of drinking water with Radium in it! Phew!

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1 Thank Ron A
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well done, small town museum. Good information. Learned a great deal about the original inhabitants as well as those who arrived from Spain, Mexico, and Northern Europe. The Big Ditch room was my favorite.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was interesting to look at how things were done so many years ago, especially in this historic house. The third floor is empty so don't kill yourself going up the steps.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Today, they had a 1 hr concert of cowboy poetry, tales, & songs of the old southwest which was great! The museum is in a wonderfully restored residence filled with artifacts, period furniture, and unique displays along with 'hands-on' activities for kids. Worth a stop!

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

The museum is in a vintage house from one of the founders of Silver City I believe? Lots of great things to see and interesting history photos of the town. they also have a tiny gift shop. This town has REALLY diverse history that is worth diving into!

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1 Thank D B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is a delightful and charming museum. The grounds are excellent - serene, well kept and very inviting. The museum's exhibits are displayed and organized very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is a great place to learn about the local history! Interesting displays, wonderful docents and a very nice gift shop too! Take a little time & go visit when you're in Silver City!

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