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Good Overview of the State

The museum gives an in-depth look at the history of the state, especially the struggle with Spain... read more

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Jacksonville, Florida
Worth the Price of Admission

This museum was very interesting, but be sure you have time to spend because it is larger than it... read more

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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 yesterday

The museum gives an in-depth look at the history of the state, especially the struggle with Spain. If you don't know anything about New Mexico's history it is especially enlightening. The Harvey Girls exhibit was very well done and I also enjoyed the exhibit on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum was very interesting, but be sure you have time to spend because it is larger than it appears. The exhibit on the first level is very well done and creates a great narrative. The temporary exhibit on the atomic bomb is also interesting,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried to go here 2 different days but they don't open if there is any snow. First day the 1" of snow melted by 10 am but they were closed for the day.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one excellent modern museum of history. Original documents, photos, artefacts with thorough explanations. Without this visit I would not have understood everything else we saw in our 4 days in NM. The "Boom" exhibit upstairs was an interesting view of the Manhattan Project.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BobOxenburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived we were told a free tour would be leaving shortly. This tour expanded upon the displays. Well worth the time. I wish we had arrived earlier as there was so much to see and we ran out of time. If you are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Carl C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you don't know New Mexico, this is a great place to start. A very comprehensive display of its history from the start. Don't miss this great attraction.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I learned a lot about not only the native and establishment of New Mexico but also the history of their involvement in the nuclear development. Friendly staff.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mb52015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was a little underwhelmed by this museum--just so much to read and since I'm new to NM I didn't really feel as invested in the subject matter. Seemed to be especially strong in WWII and atomic era. The Palace of Governors was not accessible...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mcmusgro
Reviewed February 12, 2019

This gave us a great overview of NM history. Very interesting exhibits. We took a tour, which we enjoyed very much. .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank catem
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Firstly, it has been a very long time since my last visit here. The Museum is in a lovely building however, I expected it to still be in the Palace of the Governors. Also, I really like to see artifacts and this museum was rich...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Free Fridays for NM residents only, May-Oct. 1st Fridays of month, Nov-April.
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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.