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New Mexico History Museum

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Address: 113 Lincoln Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2005
Phone Number: (505) 476-5200
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Opened May 24, 2009 just behind the historic Palace of the Governors, the...

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.

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Excellent Museum

We took the tour and enjoyed this interesting museum, The displays are very well done and you really get an idea about New Mexico history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Canon, Georgia
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Canon, Georgia
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the tour and enjoyed this interesting museum, The displays are very well done and you really get an idea about New Mexico history.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a place. Take your time and enjoy a history lesson or maybe whatever they are featuring during your stay. Worthwhile to purchase a year pass. The museums in Santa Fe are outstanding if you enjoy the merging of cultures and blue skies.

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Thank mered4u
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well done and informative in a fascinating venue. We spent a good two hours here, and came away with a much greater appreciation for NM.

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Miami Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum was recommended to me by a friend for a specific exhibit, but there's a lot of really interesting and important information housed here. The staff are friendly and can give you guidance on what to see. Plus the entry fee gets you access to the museum next door. Definitely worth going.

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Rocklin, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I would put this within the Top Five small museums I have visited. Expertly done with a very interesting told time line of the states history from settlement to statehood. Be sure to start on the LEFT corridor after entering.

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Parkville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only had time to visit that part of this museum which covers the early history of New Mexico. Great information and great exhibits. If you are interested in history and are in Santa Fe, this is the place to go.

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La Mirada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Learned many interesting facts about New Mexico and they were nicely displayed. If you are a Veteran be sure to bring identification for a discounted entry fee

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North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture of the museum is enough reason to visit. Had a great exhibit on self-portraiture with hands on activities for kids. Be sure to ask at desk for other activity sheets for kids...great starters for how to talk with kids (or event adults) about things to look for when viewing art. Be sure to ask about a military discount... More 

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Nucla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was very informative. Nice exhibits. Lots to read. This was our first stop on two day visit. A good way to start the day. Entrance fee was not bad for what you see. You have access to the museum all day once you pay.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you go through everything and read it all, this will take a few hours. Very well done and fairly new. Exhibits were great quality with a few audio-visual touches. Worth the time to plan a visit.

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