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New Mexico History Museum

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Address: 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM 87501
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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Take a step back into time. The shear amount of time and history that these walls have seen is staggering. The new facility in worth a stroll as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Take a step back into time. The shear amount of time and history that these walls have seen is staggering. The new facility in worth a stroll as well.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an important museum to see when visiting the Southwest; it gives great and sometimes painful insight into the many cultures that make up this compelling place.

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Minden, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We always go to local museums when on vacation and this one is a DO NOT MISS! Three floors of history and then some. Well worth the time it takes to see it all.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The New Mexico History Museum was full of information. I am sad to say I didn't see it all, but I did get to see one of the current displays on Lowriders- I grew up in Central California and I thought it was just a local thing, but it is also a New Mexico thing of pride! (Yes, I do... More 

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Besides the permanent exhibits, there are always extremely well done temporary exhibits that are related to the history of New Mexico and the South West. There lies in wait a wealth of historic knowledge behind its doors! The gift shop has a good collection of books, jewelry, and Native crafts.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful. Your ticket gets you entry into 2 different museums. So much history of the city and area. Great for Hot or rainy days. Tickets good all day for come and go as you please.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'd come to Santa Fe to escape Albuquerque during my month-long job training and unwittingly found myself in the New Mexico History Museum after I got a ticket for the Palace of Governors. Apparently, your ticket is good for both places! If you're like me and have lived on the East Coast for the last 25 years and know very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are history buffs...even our kids...but this museum was very U satisfying. In part, this was because it was very disjointed. It didn't seem to follow a narrative.

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We really enjoyed the Fractured Faiths exhibit. We learned so much about this subject that we were not aware of and we are native New Mexicans!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit to learn more about this fascinating region of the country. Wonderful exhibits!

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