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Good overview of New Mexico history

This is an interesting museum, with many exhibits focusing on the period before statehood in 1912... read more

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nice Overview

There's a nice progression with well done displays regarding the history of the state. It's a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum takes over the role of being the state's history museum from the Palace of the Governor's which is now part of the history campus.
113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
+1 505-476-5200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an interesting museum, with many exhibits focusing on the period before statehood in 1912. The conflicts between Europeans and Native Americans receive good coverage, and some of the conflicts among Native people ("Indians") are explained, as they included many peoples whose territories and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rtaba285
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a nice progression with well done displays regarding the history of the state. It's a lot to cover, what with European expansion happening here before the pilgrims landed on the East Coast! It also gets a bit complicated with it being under Spanish rule,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank christylou60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice introduction to NM history. Quality exhibits, nice building. The security staff are unnecessarily intimidating, dressed in black, ubiquitous and menacing. It’s a museum, is this necessary?

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Cathleen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Santa Fe, and the museum provided a terrific primer on the history of the region. This enriched our experience, providing context to the people and cultures there. The museum is wonderfully designed, with engaging exhibits. Highly recommend a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sdfltransplant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to a lot of state history museums and they all follow the same general guideline. Geography and natural phenomenon, Native-Americans, European arrival, major American events and progression toward statehood, more major American events, how the state is important today. This museum is no...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jkoslowski148
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum had many items from the old days of New Mexico. It was defintely worth stopping to look at.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ShawnCortez
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We toured several museums in New Mexico. This was very good...large and lots of walking, but an elevator is available if you do not like stairs. 3 floors. Attractive displays. Parking outside is difficult due to current construction and limited spaces. They say allow 3...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kar590
Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

The museum building and exhibits are very attractive, and the exhibits offer tons of info on the history of New Mexico. But if there's a sequential story to that history, ot's almost impossible to follow. In the end, there's prehistorical NM, colonial NM (an endless...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jaseaton
Reviewed November 21, 2018

From the Pueblo and other Native American tribes to Spanish and Mexican control, and to US take over in 1848 and thereafter, this museum covers important history highlights of New Mexico. Bonus is the Atomic bomb exhibit through May of 2019.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChadGigHarbor_WA
Reviewed November 17, 2018

This museum presents information in several ways and is both modern and old-school. Really enjoyable, relaxing and not crowded. Worth the price to get in easily as it is relatively inexpensive as most things in New Mexico.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Brian J
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June 3, 2018|
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Response from Lapster2011 | Reviewed this property |
Free Fridays for NM residents only, May-Oct. 1st Fridays of month, Nov-April.
March 5, 2018|
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Response from tzlove1 | Reviewed this property |
I was able to freely take pictures throughout the museum and we took the free tour...which by the way was awesome! I am not sure about this particular exhibit but you should call the museum directly.
December 27, 2016|
Response from MaryEllenM27 | Reviewed this property |
New Mexico History Museum: Closed New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Admission $12 General Admission; $7 New Mexico residents Free on the first Sunday of each month to New Mexico residents Free on... More