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Silver City Museum

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Address: 312 West Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061
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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Small museum w/wealth of displays for all ages!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Green Valley, Arizona
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Green Valley, Arizona
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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INYOKERN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were greeted warmly and she shared a lot of info about the house and previous owners, loved the fact that it was very interactive for children, had beautiful displays, and very educational.

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Thank 3djfelish
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

The Silver City Museum is a first stop worthy museum located in an 1880's home. The museum is located in downtown Silver City just off the main street. The museum is beautifully kept up and offers incredibly detailed and interesting information about the town and surrounding areas. The story of the flood that turned the old Main Street into "The... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a charming museum run by dedicated volunteers. The first floor covers the history of the building and it's original owners, and you can see period correct furniture and a home setting. Also on the first floor is a great gift shop, various photography displays and native art. The upstairs shows old mining equipment and a map of major... More 

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Presque Isle, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

A must see, gives you a real sense of the area and what Silver City is all about. Wonderful volunteers.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Gift shop offers excellent selection of unusual gifts and books. Many items and books are from local craftsmen and authors.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

An excellent little Museum with knowledgeable staff. Ms. Mary was a wealth of knowledge about Silver City.

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